Queen's Hall

“3canal to ‘boom up history’ with Zingaytalala” at Queen’s Hall

Newspaper: Newsday
Writer: Rachel Espinet
Date Published: Feb 15th 2019

RAPSO group 3canal is coming to “boom up history” again with its show this year, Zingaytalala.

This show will begin with a preamble including traditional mas characters such as a mad Dame Lorraine, a bitter Black Indian, a “woke” Baby Doll, pretentious Jamette and flamboyant Stick Man who tell the story of Carnival 1919, exactly 100 years ago – a time 3canal describes as an event “that led to the eventual demise of the Jamette bands.”

Band member Roger Roberts told Newsday yesterday, “They will be the mouthpieces, unfurling where we are heading as a people and how they have been left out and marginalised in the larger context of the Carnival. Their space is shrinking.”

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