Culture, Music, Arts

Crossover Rhythms

Sean Paul and Busta Rhymes. Wycliffe Jean and Beres Hammond. Alison Hinds and Elephant Man. No Doubt and Bounty Killer. No Doubt and Lady...

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Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, Guyana

Guyana: the Unexpected Country

Guyana is a place of strange contrasts, unexpected juxtapositions, curious incongruities. Start with the fact, puzzling to some outsiders,...

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Culture, Music, Arts, United Kingdom

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Revalueshanary voice

For 30 years Linton Kwesi Johnson has been Britain’s leading dub poet, though he prefers to call his verse “reggae poetry”. James...

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Culture, People

Beat People

Ready to defend his crown Barbados Crop Over 2002 belonged to Bajan soca star Lil’ Rick, who drove the masses wild on stage and on the...

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Culture, Lifestyle

Pictures Made Flesh

Since the beginning of civilisation, they have served as marks of identification, spiritual protection, and decoration. Now, at the cusp of...

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Arts, Festivals and Events

The First Carifesta

The first Caribbean Festival of Culture and Arts, Carifesta I, was celebrated in Guyana in 1972. For the English-speaking Caribbean, this...

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Culture, Food and Cuisine, Lifestyle

A Sweet, Sticky Story

The recipe called for pectin. The name sounded familiar. A kind of sugar? Pectin. Something made from fins? No. Pectin, I discovered, makes...

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Culture, Travel, Lifestyle

Escape to Devil’s Island

If you’re a “been there, done that” kind of person, you’ll grasp the impulse that took me to one of the eeriest and furthest-flung...

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