Author: David Katz

Culture, People, Music, Jamaica

Farewell to Fatis Burrell

The death of Fatis Burrell has dealt another blow to Jamaican music. He died on December 3, at 57, after a stroke, and leaves a void in the...

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Culture, Arts, Grenada

Painting the real picture: Grenadian women in art

Despite being born and bred in Trinidad, Tracey Chan is always being told her art isn’t Caribbean, because it doesn’t show trees or...

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Culture, People, Jamaica

Jamaica loses Joel Chin

News of Joel Chin’s death came as a terrible shock, not only to his friends and family, but to the whole of the Jamaican music...

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Culture, People, Arts, Trinidad and Tobago

Carl Gabriel: from mas band to museum

In the last few years, the London-based Carnival artist Carl Gabriel has achieved international renown for his large-scale sculptures,...

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Culture, Lifestyle, Community, Jamaica

HIV & AIDS in Jamaica: Kwame Dawes tackles the taboo

Since the early 1980s, Kwame Dawes has explored contemporary Jamaican culture through poetry, plays, novels, and academic work, looking at...

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Culture, People, Music, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica

Nearlin Taitt: death of a legend

The celebrated Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, who died of cancer at 75 in January, after a long illness, played a pivotal role in the...

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Culture, Film and Television, Reviews, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom

DVD Reviews – July/August 2010

Catching the festival on film The highlight of the year for many Londoners, Notting Hill Carnival takes place over two days at the end of...

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Culture, People, Jamaica

Sugar Minott: a sweet voice falls silent

Sugar Minott, who died in July, aged 54, after suffering from a heart condition, was an influential Jamaican singer whose distinctive style...

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