I came across this article and thought it very relevant to on line confrontations that have kicked of recently on the popular Trinidad Carnival Diary. While a lot of what had been said has been removed by those who posted for various reasons, there is one thing is sure, There is a massive amount of ignorance and misconceived notions about the history and cultural roots of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival.
As a result their are individuals calling themselves mas designers attempting to design carnival costumes based on the traditional Carnival characters of Trinidad's Carnival and getting it all very wrong!
And while I identify arrogance and creative laziness as the cause of these tragic attempts to recreate the 'Trinidad experience'and get it so very wrong on so many levels it is even clearer that in this the ultimate age of information IGNORANCE is the root of this designers foolishness.
So im posting this article because it INFORMS those with patience to read on some of the basics of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival its like a light introduction to was once considered by most to be the Greatest Show on Earth