CARIFIESTA 2013: POLITICS IN MEH PARADE

Ah Want To Wine But Ah Cyah Wine…

CARIFIESTA 2013: POLITICS IN MEH PARADE

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 13 June 27, 2013   

Musical intoxication, musical inundation, bacchanalia spirit possession…Suzuki (Victor), Cassian, Gold teeth, Short man, Inshan, Chen, Ferdie, Stacy, Linda, Pat Dillon, Dixie-Ann, Catherine, Penny, wifey, Colville, Maddy, Molly, Arnold Paris, and Doggy daubed with mud, grease, and engine oil…

 

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This article was crafted with lyrics taken from the following 2013 Trinidad & Tobago Soca Hits:

Iwer George – Bubble

Blaxx – No Getaway

Blaxx – Leh Go

Machel Montano, Kerwin Du Bois ft. Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Possessed

Machel Montano – She Ready

Patrice Roberts – Permission Granted

Drupatee & Machel Montano – Indian Gyal

Denise Belfon – Winning Queen

Fay-Ann Lyons – We Doing This Owah

April Fools, Dunce

April Fools, Dunce

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 08 April 18, 2013

Centuries of Roman Catholic Church domination and absolutism left such indelible footprints on every aspect of Western civilisation, they’re oft invisible, an unconscious influence, but inescapable.

Civilization years were numbered from the birth of Jesus. Thus B.C. (Before Christ) covers the period before Jesus birth, and A.D. (Anno Domino) which has become obsolete, the years after. 2013 thus speaks to the number of years since Jesus’ birth…