Archive for May 1st, 2013

Photograph courtesy St Lucia Jazz Festival

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2013)

Events around the Caribbean in May and June 2013.

Photograph from Twenty-Five Years in British Guiana (1898), by Henry Kirke

Word of mouth (May/June 2013)

Commemorate the 175th anniversary of Indian Arrival in Guyana, celebrate our connection to nature at the Hindu festival of Ganga Dhaaraa & much more.

Etana. Photograph by Marvin Bartley

Woman Power: Jamaica’s Etana

Etana, a Jamaican singer with a message.

Photograph courtesy Phylicia Ellis

Early Blooming: Bahamian designer Phylicia Ellis

Bahamian designer Phylicia Ellis does twelve-and-under chic.

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Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2013)

This month’s reading picks — from an artist’s memoirs to the latest fiction.

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Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2013)

Recent albums and singles to get you in your groove.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Rum, sweet Caribbean rum

The Caribbean makes some of the world’s best rum. Where should a neophyte connoisseur start?.

Photograph by Marlon James

The beat of their own trod: Jamaica’s No-Maddz

Their infectious melodies, smart lyrics, and playful stage presence make No-Maddz Jamaica’s band of the moment.

Sandra Brewster. Photograph courtesy Sandra Brewster

The shape of a name: Guyanese-Canadian artist Sandra Brewster

For Guyanese-Canadian artist Sandra Brewster, the phone book, with its long lists of names, sums up the way individual lives can disappear into .

Illustration by Nikolai Noel

Tituba’s secrets

For over three hundred years, the Salem Witch Trials have lingered in American historical memory. But few people know the woman behind it all.