Tony and Jabari Fraser capture the spirit of the Port of Spain Carnival
[photos above by Tony Fraser]
The champion steelband of Panorama 2017....Massy Trinidad All Stars...one of the historic first steelbands from Hell Yard in Port of Spain...the band played the signature road march of 2017...Full Extreme.
Etienne Charles (trumpet), Anthony Woodroffe (saxophone) and Shaka Charles (trombone) [Photo by Jabari Fraser]
Carnival Monday jump up! The band called "We the People" brought some vintage Soca, present-day Soca on brass and "chippers" in Minshall-designed t-shirts and hats onto the road. The band was led and conceptualised by trumpeter Etienne Charles.
David Rudder instructs his chippin' disciples with his infectious Soca.[Photo by Jabari Fraser]
Panorama Winners Trinidad All Stars in mid-performance.[Photo by Jabari Fraser]
The words of Full Extreme sum up the spirit of Carnival: “the city could bun down...the economy could fall down..we jammin still...just hold dem and wuk dem... it doh bother we...”
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