People

Arrive, People, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago

Maria Nuitter Espinal: “We want to keep the tradition alive” | Own words

Venezuelan Burroquite performer Maria Nuitter Espinal on keeping this traditional masquerade alive in her home country, and bringing it into Trinidad Carnival — as told to Raquel Vasquez La Roche

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Immerse, Theatre and Dance, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Alana Rajah: devoted to the dance | Backstory

Originating in south India almost two thousand years ago, Bharatanatyam, a major classical dance form, is little known in Trinidad, where most Indian cultural traditions are rooted in the north of the subcontinent. Alana Rajah has set out to change that. Trained at the Kalakshetra school in Chennai, her goal is to establish Bharatanatyam in her home country — adapting and improvising as needed. Sharda Patasar learns more

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Immerse, Literature, People, St. Lucia

Canisia Lubrin: in the light of language | Closeup

Few Caribbean poets have enjoyed critical acclaim as sudden and early as St Lucia-born Canisia Lubrin. Her sophomore book The Dyzgraphxst has won a slew of awards, but, as Shivanee Ramlochan learns, Lubrin’s concern is not with the spotlight of fame, but with the luminous possibilities of language itself

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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, Arts and Architecture, People

Tavares Strachan: hidden figures | Closeup

The imaginative power of art meets the materials of science in the continuously innovative works of Bahamian Tavares Strachan, which meditate on history’s unsung heroes, writes Andre Bagoo

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Engage, Music, People

Tania León: “My music has an accent” | Backstory

The sonic world of composer Tania Léon was shaped by her childhood in Cuba — and by her willingness to reinvent herself, writes Caroline Taylor

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Engage, Sports, People, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada

Olympic dreams | Snapshot

The Caribbean’s established athletes will bear the task of bringing joy to the region — and the next generation have also been waiting for a year to make their own statement. Sheldon Waithe profiles four talented, eager, first-time Olympians seeking to be “Faster, Higher, Stronger” on the biggest stage of all

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