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Slideshow: West Indians Celebrate Trinidad’s 50 Years of Independence

by Stephen Jiwanmall, Trinidadian Beat Reporter —

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago turned 50 on August 31, and festivities in Brooklyn marked the occasion.

In addition, Labor Day Weekend was full of events celebrating West Indian culture. The main event was the West Indian American Day Carnival, the 45th annual Labor Day parade down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

Check out this photo slideshow for coverage of three of the weekend’s events:

  • Labor Day Carnival: More than two million people came to Brooklyn to be part of the biggest parade in New York City.
  • Steel Band Panorama: Steel band music originated in Trinidad, and local steel band orchestras competed in an annual “battle of the bands.”
  • Brass Fest: Musicians from all around the Caribbean celebrated Trinidad’s Independence Day with an unforgettable concert.
The events were organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA).

Created with flickr slideshow.

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