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Memories from a successful show commemorating the 1881 Canboulay Riots that saved the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago.


December 7, 2016

Kambule 2013

December 7, 2016

Shades of I-She

May 16, 2016

‘Shades of I-She’ now under the Patronage of Mrs Sharon Rowley

The Indigenous Creative Arts Network is very pleased to announce that Mrs Sharon Rowley attorney and wife of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley has graciously consented to be the patron of the rerun of the award winning production Shades of I She Every Womans Story The play will take place at the Big Black Box in Woodbrook from May 27th 29th with a Gala on May 27th

April 25, 2016

# EveryWoman’sStory – Connect with ‘Shades of I-She’ online

Stay in touch with the Shades of IShe online Enjoy behindthescenes sneak peeks from rehearsals photos and more on the ICAN Facebook page Instagram and Twitter as we work towards our May performances
April 11, 2016

Award winning play ‘Shades of I-She’ puts focus on domestic abuse again

The Eintou Springer play Shades of IShe Every Womans Story will once again put the focus on domestic violence incest and other social traumas when it takes to the stage in May of this year The aim of the production is to generate useful discussion and solutions through culture and the arts and to raise funds for the community outreach programmes of ICAN The play will take place at the Big Black Box in Woodbrook from May 27th 29th with a Gala on May 27th
February 1, 2016

No Bois Man no fraid!

By 1881 the people of the barrack yards had had enough They made the decision to fight for the right to practice their carnival rituals or die defending their culture Perhaps for the first time in the history of the stickfighting tradition the various stick groups notorious for their territorial fights put aside their differences to defeat the plan by the police chief Captain Baker to stop the Carnival
January 4, 2016

Kambule Background to the Play3

The British governments attempt to ban Canboulay in 1881 resulted in open riots between AfroCreole revelers and police a turn of events that not surprisingly caused deep resentment within Trinidadian society toward the governments use of power
December 21, 2015

Kambule Background to the Play2

Trinidads carnival dates back to the 18th century and the influx ofFrench Catholic planters from the French Antilles both white and free coloured their slaves and free blacks in the 1780s The white and free coloured both staged elaborate masquerade balls at Christmas and as a farewell to the flesh before the Catholic Lenten seasonwith each group mimicking the other in their masking and entertainment
December 7, 2015

Dancers needed for Kambule 2016