Aspects of Carnival

This section introduces the themes of song, dance, and masking that carnival embodies.

Carnival goes hand in hand with the idea of rebellion as Carnival is a celebration that works to remember the resilience of ancestors who found means of challenging and opposing enslavement. Every major aspect of Carnival (song, music, masking, and rituals) depicts opposition and refusal to unlearn one’s own cultural practices.

Caption: This an image of modern-day Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. It shows how traditions are still manifested into the present as well as the intersection of song, dance, and masquerade. 
Citation: Mouallem, Omar. “Trinidad: A Caribbean Vacation with an Indian Flavor.” Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2020, sec. Life.