CHUTNEY- OUR PRESENTATION FOR 2017
CHUTNEY IN GENERAL
Once again Carnival Explosion choose a real Trinidadian theme to show with the beauty and creativity of Mas & Carnival of Trinidad & Tobago.
Chutney is know in General as is a sauce in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent that can vary from a tomato relish to a ground peanut garnish or a yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip. Occasionally, chutneys that contrast in taste and colour can be served together — a favourite combination being a green mint and chile chutney with a contrasting sweet brown tamarind and date chutney. The word "chutney" is derived from the Hindi word चटनी chaṭnī, meaning to lick.
That dish became an essential part of the Trinidad with the arrival of Indo-Trinidadians. Who make up the country's largest ethnic group (approximately 37.6%). They are primarily descendants from indentured workers from India, brought to replace freed African slaves who refused to continue working on the sugar plantations. Through cultural preservation some residents of Indian descent continue to maintain traditions from their ancestral homelands.
Chutney music is a form indigenous to the southern Caribbean, popular in Trinidad and Tobago. This contemporary fusion of genres was created by Indo-Caribbean people whose ancestors were from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India.
Chutney music exploded again in 1968. Drupatee Ramgoonai coined the term with the release of her album, "Chatnee Soca," in 1987.
Chutney music is typically played with the dholak, dhantal and harmonium. The melody of the music is provided by the harmonium, and the dholak and dhantal for the rhythm. More modernly, drum machines playing tassa have been incorporated into chutney as well. Tassa is drumming used in the Muslim Hosay festival, and is also played during Hindu weddings and other celebrations.
KARMA section - KARMA is a word meaning the result of a person's actions as well as the actions themselves. It is an important part of many religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
This section comes with outstanding female and male costumes gold and yellow with golden appliqué, various rhinestones and lucious feathers. For those who like to bring out their inner glory.
RADICA section - RADICA is a famous Chutney song by Kenneth Salick who won with it the Chutney Monarch crown in 2009. His song is actually a true story about him and his wife.
This section shines with elegant female and male costumes in mint and berry with goldes appliqué, various rhinestones and premium feathers. For those who are real confident about theirselves.
DULAHIN section - DULAHIN is an Indian bride or in General a sweatheart.
This section impresses with bright female and male costumes in coral and peach with goldes appliqué, various rhinestones and feathers. For those who are real sweethearts and lovers.
We are glad to continue our creative and successful co-operation for 2017 with award winning International designer Paul O’Donoghue (Exquisite Costume Creations.) He had done costumes over the past 19 years for many bands in Europe and overseas. Furthermore he runs UCOM (Winner NHC Big Band 2015 and 2016) - an Ultra All Inclusive Mas Band who strives to be different and create the most cutting edge Designs for Notting Hill Carnival.
Your costumes basics are still hand made in Germany but come with an exquisite design and improved quality.