This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017

Soca, sunshine, and pure joy.

Photographer Karston Tannis
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017

Every year, millions of ecstatic people fill the streets of cities like Rio de Janeiro, Barranquilla, New Orleans, and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad to celebrate Carnival. Traditionally, the public parties are final acts of revelry before the Christian observance of Lent. In places like Trinidad, where enslaved peoples were prevented from taking part in masquerades, alternative traditions developed, forming the root of the vibrant, cosmopolitan, enduring Carnival you see today. The FADER tagged along with Dirty Dozen at Jouvert and Carnival Luxe's masqueraders for Carnival in Port-of-Spain, where soca music reigns and the whole city shuts down to celebrate.

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This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
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This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
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This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017
This Is What You Missed At Trinidad Carnival 2017