La Brea Pitch Lake

Friday 23rd August, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Patrick West

The Community Festivals will offer captivating expeditions to demonstrate the life, customs, and cultures of various communities within Trinidad and Tobago. The food, craft, music, dance and the heritage of these locations will be the highlight. The delegations will have an opportunity to perform at locations across Trinidad and Tobago.

The Pitch Lake is nestled in the village of La Brea, in the South Western part of Trinidad. It is the largest of the world’s three natural Asphalt Lakes, and is approximately 250 feet deep, with a surface area of 100 acres.

This Community Festival will incorporate, a visit to the La Brea Nightingales Steelpan Band, where visitors will witness the tuning of the pan and enjoy live steelpan music. It will culminate with a Cultural Show at CARAT Beach with some of the following activities:

  • Parang
  • Steel Pan
  • Rhythm Sections
  • East Indian Dancers
  • Moko Jumbies
  • Spanish Dancers
  • Drumology
  • Tassa

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The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts
Levels 8, 18, 20
Nicholas Tower
63-65 Independence Square
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies