Friends, I do apologize for this not being a recipe post, but I hope you can spare me a few minutes of your time to help share some of the culture of the islands with you and the thousands of visitors that come here daily. BTW, thanks for your continued support. I promise to have a new recipe ready within the next 48 hours (maybe this time I’ll do some baking). As you all know (if you’ve been part of the Facebook Group we were unable to be in Trinidad and Tobago this year for carnival and it was very stressful knowing what we were missing. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be part of Carnival, you’d know what I mean. And for those of you who’ve not had the pleasure yet, make it one of those things you MUST do in this lifetime.The people, culture, food, music and overall “let loose” fun is truly something to experience, at least once.
If you’d like a little taste of the festivities and live in Canada, you’re in luck. I’m helping in the distribution of the official “Tribe 2010 Carnival Magazine” but I have limited supplies so you must take action today!
About the magazine.
Basically the magazine is produced to showcase the efforts of one of the most popular bands in Trinidad and Tobago carnival, Tribe. It covers all the events they’re associated with, in pictures. The 115 plus pages are packed with hundreds of top quality pictures and is well put together in high quality paper that feels more like a book than an actual magazine. From all the fetes leading up to the big days as well as Jouvert and carnival Monday and Tuesday, you’ll be blown away by the rich colours of the costumes and the sexy nature of the people in the costumes. This is truly a collectors item and would make a great conversation piece on your coffee table or to just show friends and family a bit about the rich cultural heritage of the islands and the wonderful job the people at Tribe does on a yearly basis.
Personally I’ve been collecting these magazines ever since the first edition was published and I now have friends asking me if I got the latest issue when they know it’s carnival time. It just so happens that in the 2009 issue my wife and sisters were included in the magazine, so if you played mas with Tribe in 2010, who knows.. you could see yourself in this years issue.
Cost | Reservations.
As I mentioned above I have limited copies for distribution, so if you’re interested in getting a copy you must contact me quickly (I think I have about 25 copies left). The cost is $20 Canadian and that includes shipping within Canada. Once you contact me I’ll reserve a copy for you and discuss payment arrangements. Local pick-up is also available (so you don’t pay the shipping cost).
I really wish I could show you some of the pictures and the quality of the magazine itself, so you’ll know why I didn’t hesitate in making this recommendation.
To learn more about Trinidad Carnival and the Tribe band itself, see below for links.
Carnival Scene (be sure to say hello to Richard for me and mention that I sent you over)
Trinidad Carnival Diary (probably one of the best I’ve come across) Saucy the owner is very comprehensive in the information she provides.
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I’d like to also run a little contest. If you leave me a comment below, your name will be entered to win one of these magazines. YUP! It’s that simple. I’ll cover the cost of the magazine as well as any shipping charges (no matter where in the world you are). All you have to do is leave a comment below and you could win. Feel free to enter (leave comment) as often as you want, since each time you comment your name will be entered. Good Luck. This contest will close April 30 21010
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