Repeating Islands


2013 Band of the Year champion Brian MacFarlane gave an emotional farewell to Carnival stages in T&T as he led his last presentation titled Joy The Finale. Last October, MacFarlane announced that 2013 would be his last year participating in Carnival. He is expected to lead a T&T band in Brazil next year at the opening of the FIFA World Cup, as Trinidad and Tobago’s Guardian reports.

MacFarlane said T&T Carnival was “not the greatest show on earth” as has been claimed by citizens for several years. He said: “We keep talking about how we have the greatest show on earth…We don’t! Rubbish! We don’t have the greatest show on earth. We have the greatest street party in the world.”

MacFarlane said based on the developments taking place in Rio de Janeiro, “we can’t touch them.” He said the costumes in Brazil were elaborate and people are trained at Samba…

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