Archive for May 1st, 2004

Jamaica Kincaid: Looking Back In Anger

Jamaica Kincaid: Looking Back In Anger

Angry, fearless, and sharply funny, Jamaica Kincaid’s novels and short stories explore the repossession of the self and the assertion of individual independence in the face of dehumanising history. Jeremy Taylor tells the story of Elaine Potter Richardson, the bookish girl from Antigua who moved to New York and reinvented herself as the celebrated writer Jamaica Kincaid.

What’s fun and fresh in the Caribbean this month

Buzzworthy: Ravi Rampaul makes batsmen tremble; Cherie Jones tells the stories of Caribbean women; Abdel Wright wins fans in South Africa; Flo PG’s saucy style combines zouk with soca; Rishi Persad has the stuff of champions; Rekha gets ready for a dancehall breakthrough; and Paul Yellin shares his culinary passions.

Jimmy Cliff: Still Coming Hard

Jimmy Cliff: Still Coming Hard

Garry Steckles reports that reggae legend Jimmy Cliff sounds as good as ever.

Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica, one of BWIA’s newest destinations, is a favourite with adventure tourists. From Pacific surfing to paragliding off a cliff, from white water rafting to zip lining through the cloud forest canopy- not to mention the smoking volcanoes waiting to be climbed- there's more than enough to keep the most restless visitor busy, while nature lovers marvel at the abundance of birds and butterflies.

Isaiah James Boodhoo: Artist and Gentleman

Trinidadian artist and Caribbean Beat contributor Isaiah James Boodhoo, 1932–2004, remembered by Bruce Paddington.

A Man, A Boat, A Fish

James Ferguson believes The Old Man and the Sea shows off all of Ernest Hemingway’s best qualities.

Ken Khouri: “I am the complete pioneer of everything”

"The late Jamaican record producer Ken Khouri on the early days of ska and reggae; as told to David Katz".

High Like The (Orange) Sky

With their unique soul-strumming rock-reggae sound and easy-going calypso vibe, the Orange Sky are the stars of Trinidad’s local rock music scene. Now they're making their most ambitious move yet: trying for an international breakthrough. Are they really ready for fame?.

Music Pirates of the Caribbean

Richard Costas investigates music piracy in the Caribbean.

Not (Banana) Bread Alone

Anu Lakhan rhapsodies over baked goods.