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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Architecture A Thesis By Latrelle M. Rostant


Latrelle M. Rostant

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Architecture


Melton Prior Carnival in Frederick for the Illustrated London News 1888


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Blue Devil


The Blue Devil primarily come out the evening of carnival Monday, they swirl, gyrate and shriek in time to the beat of the biscuit tin drums and whistles that comprise their orchestra. They are one of the several types of devil mas, they are identified by the blue paint that coves the body and clothing.


Moko Jumbie


Moko Jumbie, is an West African tradition that was bought to Trinidad by the slaves bought to the island. Traditionally a god who watches over the village and with his grate height he can foresee and danger that may be coming. During carnival the Moko Jumbie dances a jig threw the streets of Port of Spain


Pierrot Grande


Pierrot Grande is a supreme scholar and jester who spells any word in his own manner and quotes form a vast range of literature. Dressed in a distinct costume of striped fabric that has pebbles and small boxes that rattles as he moves, the head is covered and a masked is worn so he may make bared comments on members of the community.


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