Not just another manic Monday. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Happenings – March/April 2011

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Roger Mooking. Photograph by publicity photographer Geoff George

Roger Mooking: his middle name is Multi-tasking

Trinidad-born Roger Mooking is in demand in Canada as a chef, TV host, singer-songwriter…Donna Yawching tries to count his talents .

Patrick Parson. Photograph by Peter Stipcevich

Patrick Parson: soulful messiah of Ballet Creole

Patrick Parson brought Afro-Caribbean dance to Toronto two decades ago. He told Donna Yawching how he made history.

Anton Gabriel with some of his carnival memorabilia. Photograph by Donna Yawching

Anton Gabriel: the man with the golden boots

T&T Carnival now has a home in the east end of Toronto, where Anton Gabriel has founded his own museum of mas. Donna Yawching dropped by.

Traditional sun-drying of cocoa beans in Trinidad & Tobago. Photograph courtesy vpatrickbarrett@gmail.com

Happenings – November/December 2010

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Angus Mackay in his studio. Photograph courtesy Angus Mackay

Rhythms International rocks

Radio DJ Angus Mackay is spreading the gospel of world music, one Iraqi at a time. Garry Steckles is a convert to the cause .

One of Robert Young’s creations from his design label, The Cloth, at Guyana Fashion Week. Photograph courtesy Guyana Fashion Week/Donn Thompson

Happenings (November/December 2010)

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Courtesy Toute Bagai Publishing Ltd

Reviews (November/December 2010)

The new music and books 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.

Jamaican Tyrone Thompson, better known as Papa San, is one of the headline acts at Barbados Gospelfest. Photograph courtesy Gospelfest (Barbados) Inc

Happenings (May/June 2010)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.