Monday, April 7. 2008
In Germany 3sat is showing a repeat of a travel show today, "Simply Luxurious", which features two women traveling to different destinations, one on the cheap, the other in luxurious style. Today's episode is on Trinidad and Tobago:
16:15 Uhr einfachluxuriös - zwei Frauen unterwegs
Sunday, February 3. 2008
The travel pages of Salzburger Nachrichten have a feature on Trinidad and Tobago's carnival today. They say forget about Rio. The caribbean carnival is older, wilder and louder! Here is the balance in German:
Calypso, Carib und Steel Pan
Friday, February 1. 2008
German network Phoenix airs a film by Manfred Bölk entitled "Karneval in Trinidad". In it he follows several residents in Trinidad & Tobago as they prepare for and participate in the annual carnival celebrations.
It airs twice on February 1 at 3:50am and again at 7:30am Central European Time.
Der Film von Manfred Bölk begleitet mehrere Inselbewohner bei den Vorbereitungen zum Karneval und im Karneval.
Monday, January 21. 2008
The Berliner Kurier published a short profile of Tobago yesterday, describing its connection to the Robinson Crusoe story, the retreat the Beatles made there in the 1970's, the cocoa plantations, and some of the must see stops any tourist should make from Crown Point, to the harbour and market in Scarborough, the Argyle Falls, and Charlottesville.
Tuesday, January 1. 2008
German Embassy Awards Goethe Scholarship
Wednesday, December 19. 2007
Berlin is home to Europe's only Chocolate Restaurant, Fassbender und Rausch, run by the chocolatier Jürgen Rausch, who's been creating specialty chocolates from the cocoa of Trinidad & Tobago for a number of years now.
During the month of December the restaurant will be featuring cuisine influenced by the Caribbean flavors of Trinidad with three separate menus, each consisting of four courses. The "Gran Couva" menu includes a Creole chicken entrée with fried plantains, The "Maracas Bay" menu has a beef fillet in papaya-ginger sauce, and the "Port of Spain" menu features roast lamb encrusted with zataar and chocolate. In fact all the menus use fine cocoa from Trinidad in one way or another, either in the appetizer, entrée or dessert.
The Fassbender und Rausch Chocolate Restaurant is open seven days a week, and these menus are available for dinner from 6pm to 10pm. The restaurant is located at the Gendarmenmarkt at Charlottenstraße 60, 10117 Berlin.
Friday, September 7. 2007
An upcoming exhibition at BRIC's Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn will include the work of German photographer Stefan Falke. His images capture the Moko Jumbies of the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Arts and Culture in Trinidad during their carnival presentations. Many of these images are also available in a coffee table book entitled Moko Jumbies: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad.
The exhibit entitled MAS' opens next week on September 12th. The gallery is located at 33 Clinton Street in Brooklyn.
A few of his prints can also be currently viewed across the river in Chelsea (532 W 24th Street) until September 29th at Laura Barbata Anderson's Jumbie Camp in the Galeria Ramis Barquet.
Here are the details of the MAS' exhibit from BRIC's website:
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