Day 1
02 May 2019

Extempo debate: Every creed and race

Master calypsonians Black Sage and Brian London debate the theory and reality of equality in Trinidad and Tobago. In partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts.
Black Sage
Brian London
Brian London
Day 2
03 May 2019

Tales for the Bookman

T&T Carnival’s traditional Bookman character never speaks, but he carries a huge volume containing the names of condemned souls. Following our riveting tribute to the Midnight Robber at our 2018...
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Alake Pilgrim
Anton Nimblett
Kevin Jared Hosein

Time Machine: a big night of literature and music at the Big Black Box

Extraordinary writers of science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction imagine alternative pasts and futures. Featuring Marlon James, Nalo Hopkinson, Marcia Douglas, Danez Smith, and Karen Lord. Music by Freetown Collective....
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Danez Smith
Karen Lord
Marcia Douglas
Marlon James
Nalo Hopkinson
Day 3
04 May 2019

For the love of poems

Enjoy some of the best talent from the First Citizens National Poetry Slam semi-final round, performing now without the pressure of competition, for the sheer love of poetry.
Miscellaneous Authors

Ole mas competition: Every creed and race

Words meet costumes and performance in T&T’s traditional protest masquerade. Dedicated to the late old mas maestro Bunny Dieffenthaller. In partnership with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the...
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Miscellaneous Authors
Day 4
05 May 2019

Memories of Shadow

A tribute in song to the late, great calypsonian The Mighty Shadow, with classic tunes performed by his son Sharlan Bailey.
Sharlan Bailey