Splendors of Trinidad and Tobago: The Art of Carnival, comes to Broward County

FT. LAUDERDALE – Broward Caribbean Carnival Inc, Broward County Libraries Division, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean Community will host a reception for the grand opening of the Broward County Libraries Division’s international program dedicated to the Caribbean.

This event is entitled, “Splendors of Trinidad and Tobago: The Art of Carnival”.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 6:30pm in the Broward Main Library – Gallery 6 at 100 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

The Art of Carnival is an exhibition of various winning and historical carnival costumes. These costumes are designed to provide information about this cultural practice found throughout the Caribbean. The costumes are also used to celebrate the great diversity and harmonious racial cohabitation in Trinidad and Tobago. This exhibition showcases Carnival as a beautiful example of how culture can unite the world. In this cultural practice, the beliefs and traditions of many cultures have come together to erase various differences and to celebrate life.

These above sentiments are directly relevant in the County Commission’s goals in giving Broward County its identity and sense of place. As such, these goals also embrace the diversity of the Caribbean culture, which has built bridges within the Community and has long been a mainstay in this County.

Her Excellency Maria Valere, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, the Honorable Gerard Greene, Consul General of Trinidad and Tobago in Miami, the CARICOM Diplomatic Corps in Miami, Broward County Schools Supt. Till, Trinidadian and Caribbean business and cultural communities, as well as, Broward County’s diverse population are expected to be in attendance.

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