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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Vintage Tuesdays

The year was 1957, Carnival was under threat of a boycott by 16 bands over the fact that the prize money for band of the year was not enough. The ship running between Trinidad and Tobago broke down forcing Tobagonians to stay in Tobago for Carnival and George Bailey's "Back to Africa" wins Band of the Year which drew raves from the judges from "how much research went into the band" as well as captured spectators with sections such as Masai, Watusi, Zulu and Zambesi tribesmen.

"Oba Adelle I had a train 15 yards ling held by African Maidens and the burnished rhinestone studded crowns of the African Royalty and Court Ministers were masterpieces of metal craftsmanship".... read more in today's Vintage Tuesday:

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The following photograph can be found on Noel Norton's website along with other Carnival gems. Please visit his website to see other treasures from our Carnival History by Minshall, Berkely and others... really fabulous photographs:

George Bailey's "Back To Africa"


Shubh Divali

To all the Hindus celebrating the Festival of Light today....
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