The event is well known for participants' colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations.
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United States. The history of Carnival brings to bear the singular characteristic that connects us with the past — freedom. As calypso developed, the role of the griot became known as a chantuelle and eventually, calypsonian.
Cultural Studies. Calypso music was developed in Trinidad in the 17th century from the West African Kaiso and canboulay music brought by African slaves imported to that Caribbean island to work on sugar plantations. Trinidad is small and places to stay do tend to sell out as fast as Ash Wednesday. Watch this Topic.