Gillena Cox, TT


Haiga Renku



mud mayhem transports
a culture
of abandonment

This costumed street dance officially launches most islands' Carnival at daybreak. On some islands, it precedes Mardi Gras or main event. On other islands, it begins the big day itself. At 2 a.m. in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, the frenzy each year, the greatest show on earth is born. During Carnival Monday morning and in the early hours, the first revelers hit the streets, jumping, dancing, shouting, abetted, it must be admitted, by the fine local rum, but fueled more by the exhilaration of the occasion.



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