Post Tagged with: "Issue 85 (May/June 2007)"

Michael Cherrie: ’The Black Brando‘. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Michael Cherrie blossoms

He’s been dubbed “the Black Brando” and, writes Caroline Taylor, Michael Cherrie’s future as an actor seems assured.

Klive Walker explores hidden complexities of race, culture and class in Jamaica`s hierarchical social strata. Photograph courtesy Insomniac Press

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2007)

Reggae explored in Dubwise: Reasoning From the Reggae Underground and What the Deejay Said: A Critique from The Street.

Traditional West Indian seasonings. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Caribbean herbal remedies

Salted cod, pigeon peas, curry powder. Franka Philip finds all the West Indian ingredients she needs in London to make her kitchen smell like home.

Storm Saulter behind the camera on the Better Mus Come set. Photograph courtesy Firefly Films

Film buzz (May/June 2007)

Storm Saulter stirring up the Jamaican film industry, and in Roots Time, rastafarians rule.

Photograph courtesy Oxford University Press

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse: landscape of love

James Ferguson finds consolations in The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend. Photograph courtesy St Lucia Tourist Board

St Lucia Jazz returns to its roots

John Legend headlines an impressive cast of performers that includes jazz performers such as Tania Maria and Will Downing.

Actor Delroy Lindo reads from Colin Channer’s short story How to Beat a Child the Right and Proper Way at Calabash 2006. Photograph courtesy the Calabash International Literary Festival

Calabash 2007: a pot of gold

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize to be announced at the Calabash Literary Festival.

Photograph courtesy Macmillan Caribbean

Music is a teacher

Garry Steckles questions why Caribbean music is not used as an educational tool in Caribbean schools.

Lewis Hamilton (right) and Fernando Alonso at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team Presentation. Photograph courtesy

Lewis Hamilton: the drive to win

Lewis Hamilton, 22, takes on Britain’s Formula One as its first black face.

An early steelband of the 1940s. Photograph courtesy Kim Johnson

History in the making

The early history of Trinidad’s steelband movement.