We play carnival: Play plays meaning. And play discloses both power and potential. Carnival has the power to create Nations.
Indeed, Carnival is an eloquent response to Governor Lord George Harris..
Ten years following the abolition of slavery Lord Harris, then Governor of Trinidad, wrote:
“As the question now stands a race has been freed but a society has not been formed”.
Carnival is a society-making play.
Let’s play to Nationhood.