Carnival in Trinidad:  Then and Now





I don't mean to sound like an Old Fart, but the 1957 Carnival just seems to me so much more charming and weird and ingenious--look at those bipedal seahorses with the mermaid--than the current version, which seems to be about nothing more than bare flesh. Maybe the 2015 videographer simply did not film the weird costumes--but then again, every other video of the 2015 carnival on YouTube features the exact same stuff. Now, I like bare flesh as much as the next voyeur, but I would really prefer to see a papier-mache Godzilla any day.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 10, 2016
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Costumes and Masks | Music | Parades and Festivals | Sexuality | Outsider Art | Foreign Customs | Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures | 2010s | 1950s | Caribbean | Body Painting





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Someone would add papier-mâché boobs to everything Paul smile
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/10/16 at 04:59 PM
Some of the older Carnival tradition lives on as as the Mummers' Parade in Philadelphia, even though the roots are different. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummers_Parade
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. in Marlton, NJ on 01/10/16 at 09:10 PM
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