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8 Reasons why Notting Hill’s Carnival beats Trinidad’s

As a London-born professional steel pan player lucky enough to have experienced many a carnival, both in London and in my father’s homeland of Trinidad, I would hope people think I’m well qualified to make a comparison of the Trinidad Carnival – an event which originated in the 18th century – with the Notting Hill [...]

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Sterling Betancourt MBE – a pan roun’ neck legend

Sterling Betancourt (pictured far right) is launching a calypso about TASPO that he’s written (which the ever-popular Crazy has contributed the vocals to) at the Trinidad High Commission in London on March 26th 2013. The man is an octogenarian, but amazingly still has a lot of the energy he first brought to this country when he [...]

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