Archive for September 1st, 2004

What Accent? A Trini in Barbados

Adanna Austin never though about her Trini accent — till she went to Barbados.

Feel the love

Music Buzz (September/ October 2004)

On True Love, Toots and the Maytals revisit their hit-strewn career with a little help from their friends • Sheldon Blackman’s 2000 album Remember Me is back — with a difference • Creole music lovers head to Dominica at the end of October • Are anglophone music fans ready for Chris Combette’s cool folk-jazz-reggae fusion? • Plus Gregory Isaacs, Sabbattical Ahdah, Jah Mason, and Luciano in our Rhythm Roundup.

Cover of the Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories

Book buzz (September/ October 2004)

Anthony Winkler’s new book of short stories tackles life’s big questions with healthy mirth • Hilary Beckles challenges the notion of quiet little Barbados • Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool offers calypso lore and commentary, straight From the Horse’s Mouth • “Being Here”, a poem from Guyana-born Cyril Dabydeen’s new collection, Hemisphere of Love • Jeffrey Stollmeyer’s opinionated 1948–49 diary chronicles the West Indies cricket team’s first tour of India.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Business Beat (September/October 2004)

The Caribbean's largest trade show.

Vegetable Horrors

Anu Lakhan is terrified of vegetables. Then she goes to Jamaica and is faced with an ital meal • Robert Clarke shares fond beer-drinking memories • The ambivalent chennette: so bad it's good? • Paul Yellin's Infusion! has no time for Caribbean culinary clichés.

Personal Favourites

Garry Steckles pays tribute to 11 Caribbean songs that didn’t make this issue’s “250 best” list.

Deadly Frontier: Edwidge Danticat’s “The Farming of Bones”

Deadly Frontier: Edwidge Danticat’s “The Farming of Bones”

James Ferguson on Edwidge Danticat’s novel The Farming of Bones, a harrowing story of one of the most horrific events in Caribbean history.

André Tanker: Like a Liberation

Trinidad’s late, great musical genius André Tanker on the roots of his music — as told to Simon Lee.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Sports Buzz (September/October 2004)

The Caribbean’s most muscular head to Guyana.

Orlando Satchell, Courtesy Ladera Resort/ Orlando Satchell

Buzzworthy (September/October 2004)

Anthony Winkler’s new book of short stories tackles life’s big questions with healthy mirth • Hilary Beckles challenges the notion of quiet little Barbados • Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool offers calypso lore and commentary, straight From the Horse’s Mouth • “Being Here”, a poem from Guyana-born Cyril Dabydeen’s new collection, Hemisphere of Love • Jeffrey Stollmeyer’s opinionated 1948–49 diary chronicles the West Indies cricket team’s first tour of India.