Issue 114
(March/April 2012)

In this Issue:

Issue 114


T&T celebrates with colour. Photograph by Edison Boodoosingh

Happenings – March/April 2012

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

View from the verandah at Dadanawa. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Guyana: from the ranch to the rodeo

Janine Fung’s diary of a Guyanese journey

Trinidad & Tobago’s Environmental Management Authority’s proposed new green building. Photograph courtesy ACLA:WORKS

Green and pleasant lands: eco-friendly Caribbean living

Eco-friendly design is both a modern idea and an old tradition in the region, Lisa Allen-Agostini discovers

Anya Ayong-Chee. Photograph by Wyatt Gallery

Anya Ayoung-Chee: hot off the Runway

T&T designer Anya Ayoung-Chee tells Laura Dowrich-Phillips how her career has taken off since she won the Project Runway reality TV contest

Philip “Fatis” Burrell, left, with the singer Half Pint in Brixton in 1986. Photograph by David Corio

Farewell to Fatis Burrell

The death of Fatis Burrell dealt another blow to Jamaican music, laments David Katz

Photograph courtesy of Little Roots

Michael de Souza: the man behind Rastamouse

Trinidad-born Michael de Souza created one of UK TV’s best-loved new characters. He talked to Zahra Gordon

Skye Hernandez. Photograph courtesy Skye Hernandez

On the Beat: Skye Hernandez on Beat’s 20th anniversary

As Caribbean Beat celebrates 20 years of publication, former editor Skye Hernandez pays tribute to the magazine

Sushi without the fish: At Fire Light, the sushi is “live” and made from sunflower seeds, cucumbers, carrots, sweet pepper and avocado. Photograph by Stuart Smellie (Equilibrium Photography)

Gourmet Rastafari: Eat. Pray. Love your Veggies

Rastas have always eaten healthy, natural food – and now it’s gone gourmet. Nazma Muller takes an ital tour of Kingston

Dutch battleships. Photograph by Oceans Discovery Archive

Battleground Tobago: Raising ghosts from a watery grave

A bloody sea battle off Tobago is being re-enacted for a TV docudrama. Skye Hernandez on how this gripping tale resurfaced

Stacey Byer - Forged. Photograph by Stacey Byer

Painting the real picture: Grenadian women in art

Grenada’s women artists are going beyond the stereotypes of regional art. David Katz spoke to them


Twenty years of covering the Beat

Our designers Bridget van Dongen and Kevon Webster choose some of their favourites from Caribbean Beat’s 20 years of striking cover designs

Cameron Pierre. Photograph courtesy Cameron Pierre

CD Reviews – March/April 2012

The new music that is reflecting the region right now

John Lyons in his kitchen in Cambridgeshire, England. Photograph by Franka Philip

Caribbean cooking: doing it by the book

Franka Philip browses through new books on Caribbean food

The wildly eccentric Lee Perry. Photograph by David Corio

Here’s to the great survivors of Caribbean Music

Garry Steckles pays tribute to living legends of Caribbean music

The Eruption of the Soufriere Mountains in the Island of St Vincent, April 30, 1812 Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851). Photograph by University of Liverpool Art Gallery & Collections, UK/ The Bridgeman Art Library

Soufriere: Beautiful…but Deadly

James Ferguson on how a Caribbean volcano inspired a master of European art

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Island girl

Wintering on a Canadian island, Donna Yawching was reminded – surprisingly – of her tropical home