Moruga gayelle persists despite NCC block

Stick fighting as a calendar event in the Carnival calendar was in jeopardy after different gayelles (stick fighting teams), joined together in protest at the semi-finals in Arima last week. On Fri...

February 15, 2020
Carnival

Origins: You are Kalinda

Every year, while the Carnival season is ripe with lively Soca music, lighthearted gatherings and people making permanent memories, gayelles spattered all over Trinidad are pr...

February 12, 2020
Carnival

NCC announces National Stick Fighting Finals

The National Carnival Commission (NCC) confirmed that the National Stick Fighting Competition Finals 2019 are on for Wednesday at the Arima Velodrome. Starting at 7PM, the lineup inc...

February 26, 2019
Carnival

Keegan Taylor: Rebirth of a Chantuelle

When Keegan Taylor wrote 'Busshead' for Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin, he tapped into his experience as a stick fighter to create a platform for us to learn about the tradition. For Carnival 2019...

December 11, 2018
Carnival