‘Kambule' continues to evolve under the direction of its prolific playwright Eintou Springer.
This year, noted local actor Brendon Lacaille joins other experienced actors in the expanded and updated role of the Governor. Kambule stalwarts Muhammad Muwakil, Sterling Kent, Ken Alexis and Camille Quamina will appear on stage again this year, as they weave the story of the 1881 riots which saved the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago.
Another exciting addition to the ensemble is authentic stickfighting led by Keegan Taylor and Rondel Benjamin of the Bois Academy. Drumming and dancing will be provided by internationally reknown groups The Chibale Drumming Ensemble, the Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts and Folk Performing Company, Malick Folk Performing Company, North West Laventille Cultural Movement, the UWI Centre for Creative and Festival Arts and Wasafoli.
Our excellent technical crew comprising Production Coordinator, Norvan Fullerton, Stage Manager Attillah Springer, Production Assistant Afi Ford-Hopson and audio and lights engineer Victor Donawa of Audio Works complete the circle of committed and talented professionals who work so hard every year to make the show a success.
In de KAMBULE
Boisman an woman does make dey play
Come,see the confrontation
Between de people and the colonial administration
Fighting for the right to play dey mas
Kambule riots 1881
The people take a stand
Against cultural oppression.
Start the Carnival
At the beginning …
Kambule takes place as always at 5am sharp on the Piccadilly Greens in Port of Spain.
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