Departmental Bulletin Paper Representation of African Heritage in Trinidad Carnival

三吉, 美加

8pp.83 - 95 , 2016-03-31 , 多摩大学グローバルスタディーズ学部
This paper focuses on the cultural representation of African Trinidadian or African creole in Trinidad Carnival. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the most ethnically and culturally diverse society in the East Caribbean. This diversity comprises of 40 percent of East Indians, 40 percent of Africans, and 20 percent of mixed race such as Chinese, Syrians, Lebanese, and Europeans. In the course of making tourism a national agenda, Carnival has gained commercial values, diversifying participants and inviting more tourists from outside the country. Yet, the representation of African Trinidadian heritage remains outstanding, owing to the development of African creole culture in colonial and postcolonial history.

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