On Carnival Monday it consisted of a small group of men dressed in gowns of sacking made from rice bags. Similar to the Sailor mas, the military mas is meant to mimic actual American military. The costume can be as costly, decorative, or historically accurate as the masquerader wishes. An imported wire gauze mask was used on Tuesday which replaced the cow mask played on the carnival Monday. Many of the Dragon characters or costumes are categorized with the Devil. The Pierrot was eventually driven from the streets after numerous arrests and goal sentences for fighting. Moko Jumbie The stilt dancer known throughout the Caribbean, is a traditional folk character that was originally brought from West Africa.
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Trinidad & Tobago Traditional Carnival Characters
Welcome to CARNIVAL coloring pages! Check out these beautiful coloring pages of kids wearing masks and costumes for carnival parade, Carnival in Rio. A wide variety of costumes (called "mas") depicting traditional Trinidadian Carnival characters.
This character is known for his giant paper mask and the possessions he always has handy: a book and a pencil to write down prospective souls.
Negue Jadin This character, which is now extinct, goes back to the pre-emancipation era.
It is one of the more popular costumes, being lightweight and inexpensive.
These clowns show the beauty of the design of many of the original or old time masqueraders. It was believed that the height of the stilts was associated with the ability to foresee evil faster than ordinary men.
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Ordinary shoes can also be adapted by the use of long socks, metal claws and a second sole.
A brief desciption of traditional carnival mas chacters. The bookman carries a pen and a large book in which he write the names of prospective souls for the.
In later years, on Carnival Tuesday, the Cow Band came out in brightly coloured costumes, with picadors and a matador who would challenge the cows.
The tune which became associated with the Dame Lorraines still exists, and is played whenever they appear in groups at cultural events. While the slaves and free coloureds were not forbidden from celebrating carnival, they were compelled to stay within their own stratum of society and not presume to rub shoulders with the aristocracy.
A wide variety of costumes called "mas" depicting traditional Trinidadian Carnival characters are seen throughout the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. Page maintained by www.
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|The two-part name of this character means God of retribution Moko spirit, particularly an evil one Jumbie.
Musical accompaniment is provided by an orchestra of trumpet, saxophones, bass and drums playing conventional tunes.
He performs a dance called Burriquite, which originated in Venezuela. Retrieved One of, if not, the most popular characters of the Trinidad Carnival is the Midnight Robber.