Archive for July, 2013

Shostakovich 1st Quartet Opus 49 (1981), by Aubrey Williams; oil on canvas, 132.1 x 208.3 cm. Photograph courtesy Hales Gallery

Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2013)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August.

Feathers in the city. Photograph by Nathalie Taghaboni

Word of mouth (July/August 2013)

Join the fun at Caribbean Carnival Toronto and Barbados Kadooment, and celebate fifty years of Trinidad’s Marionettes Chorale.

Photograph courtesy Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Wild words: Trinidadian poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Shivanee Ramlochan introduces Trinidadian poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné and her “wild words”.

Gold earrings with semi-precious stone and BECKlettes. Photograph by Anna Gunselman

All that glitters: Curaçaoan designer Rebecca Paz

Curaçaoan designer Rebecca Paz makes jewellery that demands to be worn.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Olympic afterglow: Trinidadian Keshorn Walcott

A year after winning Olympic gold, Trinidadian Keshorn Walcott grapples with fame and his fans’ hopes.

Photograph courtesy Imran Khan

Imran Khan: “I envy folks who doze off…”

Travel stories and tips from Imran Khan of the West Indies Cricket Board .


Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2013)

This month’s reading picks.


Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2013)

Recent tunes to get your feet tapping.

Erna Mae Tonge. Photograph by Nez Photography

Erna Mae Tonge: Recipe for magic

Erna Mae Tonge takes Cooking Magic, Antigua’s long-running culinary TV show, into the future. Joanne C. Hillhouse tells her story.

Kibi Wi Koni (2009), version created for an exhibition in Amsterdam. Installation, 300 x 800 x 500 cm. Photograph courtesy Marcel Pinas/Readytex Art Gallery

Marcel Pinas: the art of presence

Surinamese artist Marcel Pinas has won an international reputation for his works incorporating elements of traditional Maroon culture .