Tobago Heritage Festival set to return to mark 36th edition 

Tobago Heritage Festival is all set to return to mark its 36th edition from July 21 to August 1, 2023. The festival will be held under the theme- "HOMAGE", paying tribute to "All Ah We" and "All Ah Who Ahwe Be.

Tobago Heritage Festival set to return to mark 36th edition 
Tobago Heritage Festival set to return to mark 36th edition 

Tobago: Tobago Heritage Festival is all set to return to mark its 36th edition from July 21 to August 1, 2023. The festival will be held under the theme- “HOMAGE”, paying tribute to “All Ah We” and “All Ah Who Ahwe Be.

Division of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities & Transportation – THA shared the update on a Facebook post and said that now in its 36th year, the Tobago Heritage Festival has been a staple on the cultural calendar. This year’s theme will emphasize the act of honouring their past, celebrating their present and inspiring their future. HOMAGE also seeks to rekindle efforts to know who we are as a people and all that is worthy of their honour and reverence.

Along with that, the Division of Tourism also announced HERITAGE CALYPSO MONARCH under the theme- Calypso nice, calypso sweet. The event will provide the chance to win some fantastic prizes. The audition for the event will be held at Shaw Park on Saturday, June 24, 2023.  

CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

  • Date of auditions – Saturday June 24 2023 | 9am-2pm.
  • Venue – Shaw Park Complex
  • Must walk with your own musical track.
  • Must be orignal calypso not offered in previous competitions.
  • (1) One verse and (1) one chorus of an original composition reflective or embracing heritage theme Homage.
  • Open to all ages.
  • First prize of $40,000 to be won

Besides that, the Division of Tourism of Tobago also announced 𝐌𝐒 𝐓𝐎𝐁𝐀𝐆𝐎 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐆𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 and gave 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐏𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐒. 

Criteria for Entry:

The Division of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation is inviting all village or community groups and registered performing groups interested in participating in the Ms Tobago Heritage Personality Competition 2023 to register the candidate for selection of the event.

Applications Must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • Submit a short video (no longer than two minutes) saying that why the participants should be choosen for this year’s Ms Tobago Heritage Personality.
  • Have a minimum of 3 and O levels
  • Prepare to be screened on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
  • Be able to showcase a talent presentation- Dance, Drama, Song, Instrumental of no more than two minutes at the screening/interview.

*Please note that anyone entering this competition must be a citizen or resident of Tobago and currently reside on the island to participate. For any queries concerning the competition, please contact Ms Kimmi Potts @ 639-4441 ext 303 or Mr Jesse Taylor at 639-2125 ext 2907.