Issue 76
(November/December 2005)

In this Issue:

Unwelcome guests: Caribbean hurricanes

After two devastating hurricane seasons in a row, Richard Costas looks at the impact of these meteorological disasters on the Caribbean’s economies
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Sweet Calypso dreams

Garry Steckles on Calypso Dreams, the documentary by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne that celebrates the golden age of Trinidad calypso
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John Hearne: two worlds in the blood

James Ferguson wonders if a new edition of John Hearne’s novel Voices Under the Window will revive the reputation of this pioneering Jamaican writer
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Caribbean Cookup – November/December 2005

Articles for various contributors on what's cooking in the region
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Pamenos Ballantyne: “Everyone is a winner”

Vincentian long-distance runner Pamenos Ballantyne on discipline, success, and his plans for the future — as told to Kwame Laurence
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Island Hopper – November/December 2005

Dates of events happening around the Caribbean
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Braving Barbados’ Soup Bowl

The Caribbean’s best-known surfing event catches its biggest wave yet. All eyes on Barbados’s Soup Bowl
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Rawle Gibbons: breaking down the Ivory Tower

Rawle Gibbons explains how the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts at UWI’s St Augustine campus rethinks the nature of arts education
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Marooned?

Guadeloupean Jean-Claude Flamand’s Nèg Maron launches a new wave in French Caribbean cinema
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Do you believe in magic?

The true Trini roots of UK pop sensation the Magic Numbers
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Rhythm roundup (November/December 2005)

The new music that are reflecting the region right now
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Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2005)

The new books that are reflecting the region right now
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Damian Marley: The name of the son

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley steps out of his father’s shadow with his new album Welcome to Jamrock
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Have her cake and eat it

Attillah Springer on the world’s best black cake — her granny’s
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Ibrahim Ferrer: Bolero Ultimo

Simon Lee remembers Ibrahim Ferrer, the honey-voiced Cuban singer who leaped to fame after he starred on the Buena Vista Social Club album
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Aishalton dairy

In Guyana’s remote south Rupununi, the Wapishana village of Aishalton is rarely visited by outsiders. Liam Taylor spent a year teaching there, growing to love the rhythm of this place far from home
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Twin-island pleasures: Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago may be the Caribbean’s most various country, an unexpected microcosm of the whole region, sometimes bewildering to visitors. Four locals- Jamie Elliot, Pat Ganase, Tracy Assing, and Dylan Kerrigan- offer personal introductions and insiders' tips to help you have a good time
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The Latin Music Hotlist

The Hispanic Caribbean boasts a dizzying diverse musical scene, with sounds ranging from son to jibaro, bomba to salsa, cumbia to reggaeton. Where should the enthusiastic amateur start?
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Jamaica’s pantomime: upstaging tradition

Jamaica’s National Pantomime has been a Christmas-season tradition since the 1940s, entertaining tens of thousands while preserving folk culture
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