Author: Garry Steckles

Culture, Music, Arts, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

The triumph of calypso cricket

The clue comes in the sixth line of the famous calypso’s fifth and final verse. The song we’re talking about is “Victory Test...

Read More

Culture, Music, Arts, Caribbean Diaspora

Where is the world?

As I’ve written in this space on more than one occasion, there are few things I like more than a good music festival. And I caught up...

Read More

Culture, Music, Arts

Word sound and power

It’s not often the government of a Caribbean island does something that the rest of the world can learn from. But I’m hoping the...

Read More

Culture, People, Jamaica

Elian Attias: the man who fills Bob Marley’s shoes

The last time I’d seen the Wailers Band playing live had been in 1995, and it was at the unofficial world headquarters of reggae, 56 Hope...

Read More

Culture, Music, People, Jamaica

Exit the dragon: remembering Byron Lee

When I first heard that Byron Lee had left us, the memories came flooding back. And while I was deeply saddened by the passing of a man...

Read More

Culture, Music, People, St. Kitts and Nevis

Konris Maynard: King of St Kitts

Apologies in advance to Trinidadian readers for what I’m about to write—and please accept my assurances that there’s nothing personal...

Read More

Culture, Film and Television, Arts, Trinidad and Tobago

Calypso dreams come true

It’s been almost three years since I wrote in this space about a wonderful new film that I predicted would have the same sort of global...

Read More

Culture, Music, Arts, Jamaica

Reggae riches in the Roger Steffens’ bargain basement

Yes, folks, Roger Steffens’ reggae archives are for sale. Steffens, an actor, broadcaster, author, journalist, musicologist, Vietnam vet,...

Read More

Funding provided by the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme Direct Support Grants Programme.
The views expressed on this website are those of the the authors and do not reflect those of the Direct Support Grants Programme.