It' s been a growing tradition over the years for Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago to start off with the 5am production of the Eintou Springer play ‘Canboulay'.
The play, usually performed on the streets of Port of Spain on Carnival Friday morning, has grown in national and international acclaim over the past few years. Canboulay' commemorates the 1881 Riots in Port of Spain, pays tribute to our warrior ancestors of the 'Mas' and showcases their achievements to the entire society.
The Carnival that we now take for granted was fought for by the former enslaved of the barrack yards, not only in Port of Spain, but also in East and South Trinidad. The riots of 1881 in Port of Spain were however the most significant.
The 2010 presentation of ‘Canboulay' will feature the theatrical talents of groups from across Trinidad and Tobago as well as the skills of well known local actors and actresses, including Eintou herself.
Keep checking the website for details on the progress of rehearsals, the stars of this year's production and photos of the entire, magical process.
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