Archive for May 1st, 2010

Yabby You in London, 1992. Photograph by Barrow

Yabby You: Jesus Dread and his scrolls of wax

A dreadlocked Christian, the eccentric Yabby You earned a special place in the annals of reggae. David Katz recalls his struggles and his success.

Illustration by James Hackett

Driven to distraction

They said it was a good, solid, reliable car. Only James Fuller knew the dark side of his veteran Cressida.

An easy meal, stewed pigeon peas can be eaten on its own or as an accompaniment to any dish. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Fishcakes, pork belly, and macafouchette

Tightening your belt doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. Franka Philip shares recession-fighting recipes.

Tacky and his freedom fighters

James Ferguson recreates a Jamaican slave uprising of 250 years ago, doomed when the Maroons were called in to hunt down their fellow Africans .

Pop singer Teddy Afro. Photograph courtesy M Productions

Teddy Afro: songs of freedom

Pop singer Teddy Afro is often described as Ethiopia’s Bob Marley. Garry Steckles rejects the comparison.

Keith “Destiny” Waldron. Photograph by courtesy Werner Schorn

CD Reviews – May/June 2010

The new music that is reflecting the region right now.

The children from Atkinson School who wrote the book, with their teacher, Micheline Bruno. Photograph courtesy Papillote Press

Book Reviews – May/June 2010

The new books that are reflecting the region right now.

A scene from Coolie Pink and Green. Photograph courtesy Patricia Mohammed

DVD Reviews – May/June 2010

The new films that are reflecting the region right now.

The Fair-Trade Ensemble, led by Ben D’Cunha on the piano. Photograph by Donna Yawching

‘Round breakfast

Early-morning jazz music is a specialty at Ellington’s café in Toronto. Donna Yawching samples the menu.

Kathy Davis models one of Judith Rawlin’s creations at the old sugar factory in St Kitts. Photograph courtesy Judith Rawlins, taken by GSquared Arts, St Kitts

A taste of brown sugar: Judith Rawlins

Designer Judith Rawlins is putting St Kitts on the fashion map. Laura Dowrich-Phillips looks through her racks of Caribbean casuals .