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Celebrate the Music of Trinidad

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 - 60 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 8 people
Destination(s): Trinidad and Tobago  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Dance, Music and Opera  
Season: January - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 50 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1000 US Dollar (USD)

Immerse yourself into the heartbeat of Caribbean music, calypso and pan, at the Diego Martin Pan Institute, Trinidad. This holiday promises to be an enjoyable cultural adventure and learning experience. You will meet the Culture Bearers of Trinidad music, the Living Icons of the steelband and calypso movement.

You will enjoy live entertainment, the carnival cook up shows, the showdowns of the Kings and Queens, the Panorama and Dimanche Gras competitions and the fetes. You will celebrate the new music of Carnival in Trinidad with 1st hand insights from the creators of the music. You will enjoy the lush, tropical backyard of the DMPI complete with pool, pan yard, live music and stage presentations for your pleasure.

Carnival in Trinidad begins in January and lasts well beyond Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. In January thousands of Trini musicians begin practicing for the Panorama competitions. It’s guaranteed you’ll never forget the first time you step into a panyard and hear a full steelband in action. Over 100 players on some 400 various types of Pans (steel drums). The Pan, the only acoustical, musical instrument invented in the 20th century, was originally made out of 55-gallon oil drums in 1939. The science of tuning has advanced far and now produces astounding sound effects in a range of over five octaves.

The Calypso Tents open in January and nightly they present current Calypsos with casts of thousands. Perhaps no other art form defines Trinidad so well as Calypso, a pungent combination of sexual, social and political, oral history and often risqué’ satire. All set in a lively rhythm that makes you want to dance!

Carnival Week: Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, 2008.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Single room $50.00
- Double room 2 persons $65.00.

Room rates are per night, per room. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, CD player, clock, radio and the use of a terry cloth robe. Cable TV is offered in the shared living room. 3 shared bathrooms, kitchen and dining room are included. The swimming pool and its lovely surroundings are available to all guests. The room rates include unlimited access to the internet and unlimited phone calls to the USA, Canada and the UK. There is a supplemental room charge of $15.00 per person per night from Feb. 12 to 17