Author: Laura Dowrich-Phillips

Arrive, Homepage Slider, Film and Television, People

YouTubers of the Caribbean | Take 5

Caribbean content creators have been producing a range of video material on YouTube and other platforms, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers from around the world. Laura Dowrich recommends five of her favourites

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Arrive, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Carnival is love | Backstory

This year’s Trinidad Carnival season is once again a time of uncertainty, thanks to the ongoing pandemic. But while lovers of the festival dream of spectacular Carnivals to come, they also cherish memories of Carnivals past. Janine Mendes-Franco, Mark Lyndersay, Laura Dowrich, and Caroline Taylor share their treasured Carnival memories in this year’s instalment of “Carnival is love”

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Annalie Prime: the prime factor | Snapshot

Raw emotion and relatable lyrics are what draw listeners to T&T singer-songwriter Annalie Prime, says Laura Dowrich

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Immerse, People, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival backstage | Closeup

Carnival is a time to shine: from performers on the soca and calypso stage to costumed masqueraders in the street and fete-goers showing off their most acrobatic dance moves. But “the greatest show on earth” wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of the many thousands who work behind the scenes — year-round or seasonally — on the organisation and logistics of the festival. Laura Dowrich-Phillips and Georgia Popplewell meet four of the people whose backstage efforts make Carnival happen

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

The Jimmy October Project | Snapshot

“New Calypso” is how twenty-four-year-old Jimmy October describes his genre-bending music — a sound that feels like “home” to listeners in Trinidad and Tobago but also appeals to international audiences. Laura Dowrich-Phillips learns more

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Immerse, Music, St. Lucia

Dennery Style | Backstory

If you have ears to listen at Carnival time, you’ve heard Dennery Segment, even if you don’t know the name. Laura Dowrich explores the roots of the soca genre originating in a small village in St Lucia

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Nailah Blackman: welcome to the evolution | Snapshot

With music in her bloodline, T&T’s Nailah Blackman was almost destined for a career behind the microphone. She was the breakthrough performer of Carnival 2017, still a teenager — but, as she tells Laura Dowrich-Phillips, her ambitions go beyond soca, to another stage of musical evolution

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