Archive for May, 2007

Photograph by David Wears

Home of the brave

Tracy Assing tests her spine and stamina at Barbados's annual Crop Over.

Klive Walker explores hidden complexities of race, culture and class in Jamaica`s hierarchical social strata. Photograph courtesy Insomniac Press

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2007)

Reggae explored in Dubwise: Reasoning From the Reggae Underground and What the Deejay Said: A Critique from The Street.

Ginetta: trumpeter, singer and composer of Ginetta`s Vendetta. Photograph by Raymond Davey

Ocho Rios: jazzing up Jamaica

World Jazz takes the spotlight at the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival in Jamaica.

Carlos Lezama: The Father of Brooklyn Carnival. Photograph by Glenda Cadogan

Passing of a king of carnival: Carlos Lezama

Carlos Lezama, “the Father of Brooklyn Carnival”, hailed as a shining example.

Top Gun. Photograph by Tim Wright

Sea and be seen

Angostura Sail Week 2007 promises to be full of surprises.

Footage from the 2006 Curaçao Dive Festival. Photograph courtesy the Curaçao Tourism Corp - North America

Island hopper (May/June 2007)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in May and June.

Emergency: Arthur Atkinson, oil on canvas, 1969. Photograph courtesy the Barbados National Art Gallery Committee

Home is where the art is

Barbadian art will finally find a home when the planned Barbados art gallery is built.

West Indian Rhythm Box Set. Photograph courtesy The Classic Calypso Collective

West Indian Rhythm: “The real native music”

West Indian Rhythm transports listeners to the early days of calypso in Trinidad.

Trinidadian Etienne Charles. Photograph courtesy Etienne Charles/Petra Richterova

Etienne Charles: culture shock

Etienne Charles shows Caribbean roots on his new album Culture Shock.

Lewis Hamilton (right) and Fernando Alonso at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team Presentation. Photograph courtesy www.mclaren.com

Lewis Hamilton: the drive to win

Lewis Hamilton, 22, takes on Britain’s Formula One as its first black face.