King Cobo – John Stollmeyer

For visitors to Trinidad and Tobago, this is one of our traditional carnival characters called the Midnight Robber. King Cobo, performed by John Stollmeyer is a sample of its role to upkeep the traditions of Carnival from the grip of commercialism.

The King Cobo character’s concept was born, as Mr.Stollmeyer explains in 1990, Toronto’s Caribana . In 2000, King Cobo dies and this is the incarnation as his mother, Nikita B Nekbet, the vulture goddess of Upver Nile. Listen to his speech in its entirety on youtube. It should be noted that the honking of car horns is an acknowledgment of the performance.

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