“Warriors of Hurricane”, The Traditional Black Indian Carnival Band -Trinidad and Tobago

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We had the pleasure of meeting Anderson Patrick, Austin Prince Charles, Benedict Henry and Moses of The Traditional Black Indian Carnival Band of Trinidad and Tobago “Warriors of Hurricane”.

They talked about the origins of the Black Indians in Trinidad and the Black Indian Traditional Mas, which has its roots in African and indigenous people and their culture and spirituality, while also resisting colonisation, particularly by the Spanish.

Black Indian Mas aims to keep alive the unwritten and neglected history of marginalised and demonised Creole and African communities through movement, music and spoken word.

Their costumes reflect their rich African and Indigenous cultures and that of the Spanish and their resistance to colonial rule. We are delighted about our meeting and looking forward to developing our international partnership.