Traditionally, the festival is associated with calypso music; however, recently Soca music has replaced calypso as the most celebrated type of music.Costumes (sometimes called "mas"), stick-fighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival.
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These new immigrants establishing local communities of Blanchisseuse, Champs Fleurs, Cascade, Carenage and Laventille.
Trinidad's population jumped to over 15,000 by the end of 1789, from just under 1,400 in 1777.
They were replaced by bamboo "Bamboo-Tamboo" sticks beaten together, which were themselves banned in turn.
In 1937 they reappeared, transformed as an orchestra of frying pans, dustbin lids and oil drums.