Tracing the origin of Trinidad’s Carnival to Grenada – by Arley Gill
April 17, 2014 – Caribbean360
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday April 17, 2014 - How is it that Carnival, a festival that is so strongly influenced by the French, found its nursery on an island that was never colonized by the French?
From the time I read Joachim Mark’s fervent and bold assertion that Grenada gave Carnival to Trinidad, I could not help but agree with him.
Mark, an educator, history buff and a great historical archivist, has since gone to the Great Beyond. I read his assertion as a college student and his thesis has remained with me all those year. And, from time to time in my perusing through carnival history literature, I will come across passing comments on the issue that will strengthen Mark’s argument. Continue reading