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Carnival in the Time of Corona; An International Carnivalista

Carnival in the Time of Corona; An International Carnivalista

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I usually play mas in more than one carnival during the year.  For this year 2020, besides Trinidad, I was planning for St. Vincent, St. Lucia and of course Notting Hill. There were festivals too: Soca in Japan, Uber Soca Cruise, Summerjam.  Then Covid-19 came full force and everything stopped.  Almost with a domino effect, carnivals and events were being postponed or cancelled.  St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Summerjam were cancelled for 2020. Notting Hill is cancelled! I understand the cancellations. Yes, absolutely that is the right thing to do. This is a health war and we must retreat first to the very bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy of physiological and safety needs.  Absolutely understand the necessity of it.  Doesn’t mean…
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