Jouvert, Port of Spain, Trinidad 2009

Distributing buckets and cups and bottles – any container you can find – of paint from a smaller truck following the rhythm section truck….

The rhythm section was about 30 guys from Laventille.  They played for 5 hours straight.  Pretty much always around 140 BPM and ocassionally dropping down to 110 or so, just to bring it all slamming back in and inciting more heavy wining and paint flinging.  The instrumentation was 100% acoustic – one of the few trucks not loaded with huge speakers blasting songs like this (2009 Soca Monarch Fay Ann Lyons’ “Meet Super Blue“)…..

The theme of the band was Paradise for Sale – referring to the construction of a new arts center in Port of Spain being contracted out to a Chinese company.