Author: Mark Lyndersay

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, Technology, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Stories of steel — the future of the steelpan | Panorama

Carnival is the season of steelpan. But behind the Panorama stage, the future of T&T’s national musical instrument will be shaped by administrators, craftspeople, arrangers, and educators — like these men and women profiled by writer Sharmain Baboolal and photographer Mark Lyndersay

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Arrive, Culture, Travel, People, Lifestyle

“A travel bag should be a bit ugly” | In the bag

Photographer Mark Lyndersay explains why practicality trumps style when it comes to professional travel gear

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad’s Road March | Backstory

Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival is full of rivalries and competitions, and none is more fierce than the annual Road March battle. Mark Lyndersay traces the history of the musical title that reflects the will of masqueraders on the street — and we dare to share our picks for the top ten Road March songs from the 1930s to the present day

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Immerse, Technology, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago

The games are afoot | Snapshot

Video games aren’t just for teenagers to have fun — globally, they’re a highly lucrative business, requiring state-of-the-art technical know-how, creative flair, and significant investment. Mark Lyndersay meets the minds behind Couple Six and Coded-Arts, video game developers in Barbados and T&T, whose agenda includes creating games that reflect the culture of their home islands

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Engage, Technology, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidadian Laurie Voss: unbreaking the internet

In March 2016, the Internet shook, when a small, fairly straightforward, but widely used snippet of JavaScript code disappeared from the...

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Travel, Lifestyle, Barbados

The Bajan Boom

It was a glorious blood-red sunset, the light splashing pink on the white limestone rock of Barbados. The craggy mounds to the left and...

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Immerse, Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Bunji Garlin: send dem riddim crazy

From the mid-1980s through the early 90s, Jamaican dub, and later dancehall, dominated the musical landscape in Trinidad and Tobago outside...

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