Issue 78
(March/April 2006)

In this Issue:

Running commentary

Kellie Magnus used to run with headphones on. Back in Jamaica, she discovers a whole new soundtrack
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Cuba: Yanqui doodle dandy

What could a 135-year-old visitor’s guide to Cuba possibly offer to today’s readers? A fascinating glimpse into the island’s social history
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Go with the flow: 12 the band

12 the band, fronted by singer-songwriter Sheldon Holder, introduces “eclectic soul” to Trinidad
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Caribbean Bookshelf (March/April 2006)

New novels by Caryl Phillips and Shani Mootoo, Olive Senior’s poems, Rex Nettleford’s speeches, and a Montserrat album
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Marlon James: “I went for the flying women and upside-down cows”

Jamaican novelist Marlon James on inspiration, rejection, and success
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Rhythm roundup (March/April 2006)

The best new Trinidadian reggae, the latest from Mungal Patasar and Pantar, and the cast album of Derek Walcott’s Steel
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Sticking to his roots: I-Wayne

I-Wayne’s conscious lyrics move to their own rhythm
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Art buzz (March/April 2006)

Guyana-born Dennis de Caires develops a metaphysics of colour in his “St George’s Paintings” • Tamara Sanowar-Makhan explores her Trinidadian roots...
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The accidental festival

How do you stage a film festival on an island with no cinema? The founders of the St Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema had to get creative...
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Island hopper (March/April 2006)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in March and April, and where — from sailing to music to cricket to turtle-watching
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Etienne Charles: “Next thing you know, a trumpet arrives in the mail”

Etienne Charles, up-and-coming 22-year-old Trinidadian trumpeter, on his inspirations and ambitions, and his preference for working with older greats
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Something’s fishy

The Caribbean is famous for its seafood. But Anu Lakhan is unimpressed. She makes her case against Neptune’s bounty ... plus much more
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Illustration by Marlon Griffith

TEMPO: GIMME MORE CARIBBEAN

Garry Steckles wonders where’s the Caribbean culture the new TV channel Tempo is supposed to showcase — and offers some suggestions to Tempo programme
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Quiet heros

Gloria Edwards spent decades teaching Belizean youngsters to express themselves through the arts. Mavis Williams raised 25 adoptive Caymanian children
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At the Cyrus museum

Over his 39-year career, Dr Cecil Cyrus has earned himself the gratitude of hundreds of patients, and the title “isolated Surgeon of St Vincent”
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Hurricane Harold helps out

When Trinidadian-Canadian Harold Hosein visited Cuba in 2002, he noticed how many people were riding 50-year-old bicycles...
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Back to Grenada

In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan battered several Caribbean islands; nowhere was the damage more severe than in Grenada...
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