Author: David Katz

Embark, Festivals and Events

Need to know | Events calendar (Mar/Apr 2020)

Essential info to help you make the most of March and April across the Caribbean — from a film festival in
St Vincent to Carnival in Jamaica

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Embark, Festivals and Events

Need to know | Events calendar (Jan/Feb 2019)

Essential info to help you make the most of January and February across the Caribbean — from jazz in Haiti to reggae month in Jamaica to a film festival in Barbados

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Arrive, Culture, Travel, Music, Lifestyle

São Luís do Maranhão — Brazil’s reggae city | Travellers’ tales

Founded in 1612 on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, the city of São Luís do Maranhão is a treasurehouse of historic achitecture, encrusted with ornate blue tiles, and has a long tradition of avant-garde poets. It’s also — as unlikely as it sounds — a hotbed of reggae music. David Katz pays a visit, to investigate how this city more than two thousand miles from Kingston has adopted reggae as its very own, with a new museum celebrating the cultural link

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Embark, Festivals and Events

Word of mouth (January/February 2017)

House of Tosh Three decades after the violent death of Peter Tosh, a new Kingston museum remembers the legacy of the reggae superstar....

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Immerse, Literature, People, Jamaica

Jean “Binta” Breeze: memories from the verandah

Jean “Binta” Breeze stifles a laugh as she ponders the genesis of her latest book, The Verandah Poems. “I got very ill in England,”...

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Embark, Festivals and Events, Haiti, United Kingdom

Word of mouth (July/August 2015)

On Haitian earth Philip Sander explains the historic significance of Carifesta’s visit to Haiti There’s a sad disproportion between...

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Immerse, Culture, Music, Arts, Jamaica

Dubbing is a must

If you don’t have your own car, getting to the weekly Kingston Dub Club requires a significant commitment, since there is no public...

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Reviews, Literature

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2002)

PICK OF THE MONTH Peacocks Dancing  Sharon Maas (HarperCollins 2001, 485pp, ISBN 0-00-711737-X) Rita Maraj, our heroine, lives in a...

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