Author: David Katz

Reviews, Music

Music buzz (July/August 2007)

Buddzing talent Bermudan singer Collie Buddz is the latest sensation to rock the reggae world. His fully-charged hit single, “Come...

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Culture, Film and Television, People, Jamaica

Perry Henzell: the master

Perry Henzell, who died in December at the age of 70, was one of the most noteworthy figures of Caribbean cinema. His 1972 masterwork, The...

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Film and Television

Film buzz (March/April 2007)

Reggae sisters Queens of Sound: a Herstory of Reggae and Dancehall A film by Sandra Krampelhuber The music industry is notoriously unfair...

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Culture, Film and Television, Arts, Caribbean Diaspora

Notting Hill Carnival: behind the sequins

“A lot of people don’t know what goes on in the background of Carnival. The costumes look pretty on the street, but they don’t really...

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Reviews, Music, People, Dominica

Nasio Fontaine: hear his cry

At the end of a crackling telephone line, Nasio Fontaine is in high spirits. “We just coming from Africa,” he says with obvious mirth....

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Culture, Music, Arts, Jamaica

Sticking to his roots: I-Wayne

Reggae music currently encompasses a multitude of divergent forms that sometimes seem at odds with each other. Although the predominant...

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Theatre and Dance, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Theatre Buzz – Dragged on Stage

Six drag queens are cavorting on the stage of London’s Theatre Royal, manipulating the macho boasts of calypso lyrics to better suit...

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Culture, Music, People, Jamaica

Clement Dodd: studio legend

Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, who died in May, aged 72, was one of the most important figures in Jamaican popular music for over 50...

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