Author: Caribbean Beat

Culture, Reviews, Music

Upbeat (Nov/Dec 1996)

Viva Le King The Roaring Lion (Ice Records 951002) Here’s an album that successfully combines vintage calypso with modern styling. In...

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Culture, Reviews, Music, Literature

Upbeat & Bookshelf (March/April 1996)

Music Tales From A Strange Land David Rudder (Lypsoland) Since 1986, when he burst onto the Carnival scene by capturing every calypso title...

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Culture, Sports, Festivals and Events, Travel

Island Beat (May/June 1996)

Tobago’s Heritage Festival In the early 1980s, while other islands promoted carnivals and crop-overs, Tobago decided to be different....

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Culture, Reviews, Music

Upbeat (May/June 1996)

The Ultimate Party — Pump Me Up Krosfyah “Bajan posse! Trinbago massive! St Lucia and Grenada! Jamaica and Anti gua! We are all...

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Culture, Reviews, Literature

Bookshelf (May/June 1996)

 The Autobiography Of My Mother Jamaica Kincaid (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996) Jamaica Kincaid was born in Antigua and is based in Vermont;...

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Culture, Festivals and Events

Festival Beat: the Drums of Carriacou

On an April night, on the speck of land in the southern Caribbean that is the Grenadine island of Carriacou, the grounds of Belair Park...

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Culture, People

Beat People

Ready to defend his crown Barbados Crop Over 2002 belonged to Bajan soca star Lil’ Rick, who drove the masses wild on stage and on the...

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Arts, Festivals and Events

The First Carifesta

The first Caribbean Festival of Culture and Arts, Carifesta I, was celebrated in Guyana in 1972. For the English-speaking Caribbean, this...

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