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Stilt Walkers

March 7, 2009

8-62-28  stock photo of Tobago, Children practising stilt walking for Carnival
We don’t often get to see the behind the scenes preparations for parades and festivals. These kids on a country road in Tobago must have put in long hours to master the art of stilt-walking for Mardi Gras.

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Carnival Dancer

March 6, 2009

8-176-4  stock photo of Trinidad, Carnival, Costumed dancer

Carnival in Trinidad is a whirlwind of light sound and constant movement. Getting a clean background is a challenge…

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Get up and Dance

December 7, 2005

Trinidad Carnival for Dynasty

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Get up and Dance

December 7, 2003

8-176-4 stock photo of Trinidad, Carnival, Costumed dancer

The captivating rhythmic drumbeats of soca and calypso music echo across the broad green of the Queen’s Park Savannah and radiate out to the forested hills overlooking the city of Port of Spain. As you approach the central grandstand the sound grows louder, more varied, the syncopation more subtle. In the dusty forecourt crowds of dancers wait their turn to cross the stage with their bands, dancing to the beat…

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