Thursday, July 29, 2010

the art of playing 'mas'- "Sebucan"

Sebucan is an Arawak (island Carib) word.
Two Ariwak warriors.
More warriors.
The Sebucan dance. This dance resembles the maypole but it has a completely different origin. The maypole came later to Trinidad.
The Sebucan dance.
This was a dance done by the island Caribs (Arawaks), to squeeze the poisonous juice out of the cassava plant. It was done as a presentation in the early carnivals of Trinidad, by Arawak families, who lived in the Arima area.
This presentation includes all of the peoples who have come to Trinidad over the many years.

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