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February 27, 2014

Kambule 2014 is here

It was Bois Bataille stick fight Bois men and women against the might of the British Constabulary The masqueraders and stickfighters had come out in full force This was not going to be 1880 when Captain Baker had terrorised beaten and arrested them The people were well prepared with a comprehensive battle planThere were sticks stones bottles aplenty More sticks stones and bottles were hidden in the yards ready to be brought out when needed It was February of 1881
July 18, 2013

Eintou researches and writes book on African Heritage sites

Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago now have access to detailed historical and current information about sites which related to the African Heritage of our country
July 8, 2013

Eintou Springer sets record straight over inflammatory newspaper stories

A lecture by Idakedas Creative Force Eintou Springer was recently deliberated taken out of context by one of the daily newspapers of this country She had been speaking during one of the lectures in the Kwame Ture Lecture Series hosted by the Emancipation Support Committee of which she is Cultural Chair Many of the examples she used in her lecture were designed to call for more cultural balance in our education system and for more sensitivity towards the sociocultural needs of young people of African Heritage who come from at risk populations
February 24, 2013

Reviews of Kambule The Street Pageant 2013

Reports are that this year some two thousand people attended Eintous play Kambule commemorating the 1881 riots that saved the Carnival of Trinidad and TobagoWe are grateful for the continued support of our work and are pleased to share some of the reviewsSee you next year
February 18, 2013

Ralph Maraj former Government Minister comments on Kambule

But let us also be clear Bikinis and beads are also beautiful when they are part of a wonderful variety But as the predominant fare they turn tasteless Without profundity everything else is trash But when there is depth the superficial is tolerable even delightful I was therefore very heartened to witness the Canboulay enactment on Friday morning on television
February 4, 2013

Kambule the Street Pageant commemorates the 1881 riots that saved the Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago

Idakeda and executive producers the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago will once again present the Eintou Springer scripted and directed street pageant Kambule on Carnival Friday morning The play chronicles how the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival was saved by stickfighters and members of the community during what is known as the Canboulay Riots of 1881 The portrayal is street theatre style and begins promptly at 5am on the Piccadilly Greens Port of Spain
January 21, 2013

New talent and more stickfight drama for Kambule 2013

Kambule continues to evolve under the direction of its prolific playwright Eintou SpringerThis 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
January 7, 2013

Exciting changes for Kambule 2013

Come to this years performance of Kambule to see all of the new elements which have been included Patrons will be treated to new characterisation historical detail choreography and performances from theatre stalwarts of TT in the unfolding of the story of the struggle to save Carnival
January 3, 2013

New community projects for Idakeda in 2013

Idakeda continues to deepen its independent community outreach in 2013