Arouca is a community that is east of Tunapuna, west of Arima, south of Lopinot and north of Piarco but very little is known about its deep French and Spanish roots.
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A weekend of fun for all
Happy Easter to Pulse family It’s another long Easter holiday weekend and there’s something for everyone, of all ages and for all tastes. Apart from our beautiful beaches and leisure sites, family outings will include traditional kite-flying and Easter egg hunts. Today, expect lots of fun on Thomasine Street, Success Village, Laventille when Causin Rabb hosts its 11th annual Cricket Tournament (Just For Lime Masters) from 11 am.
The Kemet Festival is into its second night tonight at the Belmont Community Centre on Jerningham Avenue, from 8 pm. Tonight’s acts include Prophet Benjamin, T&T reggae songstress Kushite, Jamaican Jah9 & The Dub Treatment Band, Jah Bouks, Stephanie Joseph and Empress Goodness. Live performances continue tomorrow night at the same time featuring Nyahbinghi Roots & Culture, Black Chariot International, Nine Miles International, Zion Rose, New Chapter Sound, Suns Of Dub, Miami’s Corner Stone Sound, Jamaica’s Fiyah Yout and DJ Sweet V of New York.
With the children in mind, tomorrow the CDA will hold its Easter Bonnet Parade along Phase 2 of The Boardwalk in Chaguaramas, from 1 pm, and Cindon Productions will premiere Cinderella at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s at 4 pm. The 2017 Women in Jazz – Tribute to Patti Rogers series continues tomorrow night as well, from 8.30 pm at Fiesta Plaza, MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain and its star act will be Jolene Romain.
On Sunday evening, Kaiso Blues will hold The Pool of Love – An Evening of Love Songs, featuring Laureston Special. Doors open at 6 pm. Special is well known and loved for his covers of hits by The Sylistics and Shalamar.
And on Easter Monday, Guardian Media Limited will partner with The Movement for Non-Violence for its Peace Rally & Concert at Queen’s Park East, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, at 2 pm. Featured acts include US-based “Kit” Evans-Ford, Mungal Patasar, The Love Movement, Wendell Constatine, Marcia Miranda, Wendy Sheppard, Johann Chuckaree, Nigel Rojas, Stefan Roach, Karene Asche, Pratibha Arts Dance Company, Enrico Camejo & Family, Two Cents Movement, Chris Garcia and Keevo TV. Families can bring along picnic baskets, chairs, mats, peace banners and posters.
Mauvais Langue at Kaiso Blues Cafe Cindy-Ann “Cin Cin” Boisson was an instant hit when she performed at Kaiso Blues Cafe, Newtown last week Thursday night. Titled The Mauvais Langue Comedy Show, the US-based comedienne performed to a full house with special guests comedians Errol Fabien and Keevo. The show was hosted by Queen’s Park Oval/Kaiso House calypsonian Doppy (Wayne Dopson) who rendered two of his originals – De Cosmopolitan Calypsonian and The Right Girl for Me.
Fabien had patrons doubling over with laughter as he seamlessly delivered his set while Keevo, a newcomer to the field of comedy, also had an excellent outing. Prompted by family and friends because of her ability to make people laugh, Cin Cin took a standup comedy class at the The Improv at Hard Rock, Fort Lauderdale, USA in 2014. Since then, she has performed at several festivals and venues throughout South Florida. Last week’s outing was her first on local soil.
Said Cin Cin: “Making people laugh has always been my passion so, in 2016, when I got the opportunity to create Mauvais Langue I did. My hope is to use levity, lightheartedness and humour to provide a salve for the more difficult parts of life.”
Cin Cin returned to the United States on Tuesday.
Party moves from west to east Yorke Inc tomorrow night holds its annual Classics of the 20th Century party at the scenic Salybia Nature Resort and Spa from 8 pm sharp. Proceeds will help pay for the Toco Composite School’s sports programme as well as the Toco community’s cricket tournament prizes this year.
In the past 20 years, the event was held in Pier 1 Chaguaramas on the north-west coast, being easier to reach for people who live in the north. But for many fun lovers who prefer to vacation in far-flung T&T hotspots over the long Easter weekend, the new venue will be better suited. Yorke Inc says it is moving to Salybia on the east coast to better connect with fans, as well as to assist the community in areas where financial assistance may be required.
Not only will patrons be treated to a special soca session by The Baron, with all his hits of the 70s-90s era, people can also dance to classic hits by the Hitman Howie T, along with other renowned DJs Kabuki, Duane, Gail Ann and The Ultimate DJ Shane. Each disc jockey has a different style and all types of music will be played, including ole school, reggae, Latin and modern classics.
At this time most of the accommodation on the coast has been booked up. However the promoters have arranged maxis for hire for any patrons or groups that require transport to and from the Resort. They can call Lennox (722-2961); Shannon (682-2993) or Emmons (681-0578) to make arrangements for this special Glorious Saturday night adventure.
Early patrons will be rewarded with free drinks and chocolates to celebrate the Easter season; there will be a stocked bar and sumptuous food on sale.
Patrons will have access to secure, nearby parking and have the opportunity to enjoy the beaches of the east coast on Easter Sunday morning before journeying back to the north.
For people residing on the east coast, tickets can be obtained at Japs (Sangre Grande, Valencia and Arima); Phats (Arima); Economy Express, Cost Cutters and Sinanan Drugs (Sangre Grande); Ace Members Club (Toco); JJ Big Yard (Cumana); members of Toco Old Boys Association; and, Salybia Nature Resort and Spa.
For more information,
contact 776-1032 or 303-3506.
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