Carnival 2017

Mas takes over Scarborough


J’Ouvert in Roxborough

It was a large street party as J’Ouvert and the beginning of the two day carnival celebrations in Tobago was held in the village of Roxborough. Early Monday morning (February 27, 2017), revellers celebrated into daylight.


Winward Afro Queen Show and Calypso Monarch competition

It was a night where vibrant beauty, talent, African-influenced design and calypso came together on one stage when the 2017 Tobago House of Assembly Windward Afro Queen Show and Calypso Monarch competition took place on Saturday (February 25, 2017) at the Cyd Gray Complex. Karisse Murray of Speyside won the Windward Afro Queen Show while Nicole Thomas was crowned the Calypso Monarch.

Here are the results :

Afro Queen competition
1st Karisse Murray, Miss Speyside
2nd Olivia Chadband, Miss Delaford
3rd Kezziah Williams, Miss.Roxborough

Calypso Competition
1st Nicole Thomas – ‘One Week’
2nd Kenneth Thomas – ‘We all will die’
3rd Marvin Lewis – ‘Two Pull’


Junior Parade of the Bands

The streets of Scarborough came alive on Saturday (February 25, 2017) with the Junior Parade of the Bands. Glittery costumes adorned the young ones who enjoyed participating and having fun during the Tobago Carnival.


Kings and Queens of Carnival 2017

Onlookers flocked the streets of Scarborough on Wednesday night (February 22) to see the spectacular Kings and Queens of the Band. Bright and extremely large costumes, music, and dance were on full display for the judging of the Kings and Queens of the Bands.

Here are the official results:

INDIVIDUAL FEMALE CATEGORY: 

1ST OSHUN MILLS- FLIGHT OF THE HUMMING BIRD
2ND SHERVONNE HARTEL-SMITH – LAKARAY
3RD JOELLE ROBERTS- CARNIVAL SHOW GIRL

INDIVIDUAL MALE CATEGORY:

1ST JAVON THOMPSON – MAUVAIS LANGUE
2ND RYAM BIRCHWOOD – FANCY SAILOR.
3RD RICKSON RILEY – SANTANA

QUEENS OF BANDS:

1ST CANDICE CHANG-SANDY- QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
2ND AFESHA MOSES DES VIGNES -D SPIRIT OF KARNIVAL.
3RD KELISHA DE COUTEAU – NEPTUNIA QUEEN OF OCEAN.

KING OF BANDS:

1ST WINSTON CHADBAND- KING OF SPADES​
2ND ANTONIO FRANKLYN – PAPA POIS
3RD PATRICK WINCHESTER- DRAGON GOD OF FIRE


Gift crowned Tobago Calypso Monarch 2017

The audience enjoyed a night of entertaining social commentary, political picong and humour from 10 calypsonians at the Shaw Park Complex on Thursday night (February 23). Alex Gift (Tobago Chalkie) was named the 2017 Tobago Calypso Monarch winner after beating out nine other contenders including last year’s winner Nicole Thomas. Gift took home a prize of $100,000 tt. Here are the results:

  • Alex Gift: First place winner Alex Gift sings “Deh not well” for the win.
  • Nicole Thomas: Second place winner Nicole Thomas entertains the crowd with the presentation of her song “One Week”.
  • Wendy Garrick: Tied for second place, Wendy Garrick sings “Fly Trinbago”.
  • Henry Wright: Fourth place winner Henson Wright ‘Calypso Prince- sings “Belt Tightening’ at the Shaw Park Complex.

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