Austin's First Fête

Though I've yet to visit Trinidad and Tobago, LargeUp's Sounds from the Caribbean event at SXSW furthered my incentive to make the trip. This party proved to be a highly-accurate representation of the party culture and vibes that pair themselves with the world's biggest block party.. And apparently there's an annual Carnival in Hollywood; this year's falls on June 27th. Another little taste.

Photos by yours truly and brooklyn Shanti   |   Read the full article on LargeUp here

The event also made headlines on Rolling Stone's : 50 Best things we Saw at SXSW 2015:

At Friday’s LargeUp “Sounds of the Caribbean” showcase, headliner Machel Montano performed for a full hour, jumping, waving and dancing so hard that even on a 57-degree night, you could see the steam rising off his body.
— Rolling Stone

To be on stage, dancing with the likes of Machel Montano, Kabaka Pyramid, and Mr. Vegas was a dancehall, reggae and soca lover's dream come true.

Some of my favorite snapshots from the show below:

Next Stop: T&T

 

-Kelsey