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The *(Relate)able Podcast: Carnival - An Expression Of Freedom

Season 3, Ep. 12



Episode 12


It's Carnival Season, everyone! In February, all three hosts participated in carnival celebrations from different islands. Therefore, we found it appropriate to engage in a discussion with one of Saint Lucia’s Cultural Icons, Dr. Adrian Augier, regarding the evolution of carnival from its traditional roots towards a more commercialized direction. We explore how both aspects coexist, each depending on the other for survival, while striving to maintain the authentic essence of what carnival signifies to us.


This week, Under The Mango Tree returns, transporting you to Martinique carnival, where you can immerse yourself in the chants of "Libérez le siwo" (Liberate the Siwo) and the rhythmic drumbeats that evoke a deep sense of nostalgia and spiritual connection to our ancestors.


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