The UWI to host two-day cultural symposium

Although the dust would have settled after the Parade of the Bands, the discourse on Carnival continues tomorrow and Friday, with the symposium “Memory, Politics and Performance in the Trinidad Carnival Complex”.

Hosted by the Cultural Studies Section of the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St Augustine campus, in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, the event examines the myriad ways that the Carnival shapes, and is shaped by its environment.

According to Dr Suzanne Burke, one of the organisers of the symposium, the objective is to “bring together the various Carnival stakeholders, inclu­ding practitioners, policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurs to examine and discuss the importance of Carnival to Trinidad and Tobago’s development.”

Just as important, she added, the symposium will serve as a vehicle to enhance the “voice” of Trinidad and Tobago’s academic community in global discourses on the Trinidad Carnival. Read more

Source: Trinidad Express