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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Singing Sandra: One Voice from the Ghetto

Woman power of calypso? Even though Calypso Rose once won the calypso crown in Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival– the first woman ever to manage it, 22 years ago in 1978– the men usually rule the stage. But last year Singing Sandra won the Calypso Monarch competition, singing song for Healing and Voices from the Ghetto. The men had to take a back seat. Michael Goodwin explains how the tables were turned
Sandra de Vignes — Singing Sandra. Photograph by Horace Ové

Book Buzz (September/October 2004)

Anthony Winkler’s new book of short stories tackles life’s big questions with healthy mirth • Hilary Beckles challenges the notion of quiet little Barbados • Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool offers calypso lore and commentary, straight From the Horse’s Mouth • “Being Here”, a poem from Guyana-born Cyril Dabydeen’s new collection, Hemisphere of Love • Jeffrey Stollmeyer’s opinionated 1948–49 diary chronicles the West Indies cricket team’s first tour of India
Cover of the Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories

Sporting Links

C.L.R. James, the renowned Trinidadian cricket writer and political historian, once argued that sport was as high an art form as painting or theatre. Surely, then, Sir Garry Sobers, Ato Boldon, and Brian Lara must be among our greatest artists. Here are some sites that celebrate the Caribbean genius for artful athletics and the visitors who share that passion.
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