The Newbie Guide to Carnival. The Correct  Terminology

The Newbie Guide to Carnival Soca: This type of music played during carnival originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is short for “soul of calypso.” It fuses African and East Indian musical elements that are reflective of the island’s diverse demographic. Many carnival goers will say that “soca is life.” Fete: A fete is another […]

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Caribbean Stories : Demerara Gold. A rare view into the struggles and conflicts of immigrant families.

Jersey City Theater Center presents “Demerara Gold,” an award-winning show written by and featuring Ingrid Griffith. “Demerara Gold,” based on Griffith’s life story as a Caribbean-American, tells the story of a seven year old girl who is left to live with her two grandmothers in Caribbean Guyana after her parents suddenly get visas to the […]

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