7 January 2022
Stories from 7 January 2022
‘The king is passing’: Narrie Approo, Trinidad & Tobago's oldest Black Indian masquerader, dies at 94
Narrie Approo had a lifelong love and respect for Trinidad and Tobago's sacred Carnival traditions, which he expressed most passionately through his portrayals of Black Indian mas.
"The band portrayed the Shining Path as rebelling against the 'Yankee capitalist system,' but many Peruvians remember the organization as the protagonist of a dark period when people awoke fearing never returning home."
“Over 100 employees’ livelihoods were threatened and we were unable to reach our beneficiaries, particularly in hard-to-reach areas where the need is greatest," Society’s Executive Director Anni Mazagopian said.