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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Forward Home: André Tanker Revisited

After three decades as one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading musicians, André Tanker is still among the country’s best-kept...

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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, Environment, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Bernadette Coutain-Plair: Lady of the Blue and Gold

It was worth the long drive from Port of Spain to the east Trinidad hamlet of Plum Mitan, one Friday morning in March, to witness a...

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Culture, Music, People, Jamaica

Riddem & Rhyme: Byron Lee

It was a bitterly cold, blustery night in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which happens to be my home town, and also happens to be one of the coldest...

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Culture, People

Movers & shakers (September/October 2003)

Banking on success Omari Banks’s arrival on the international cricket scene during Australia’s recent tour of the West Indies was...

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Culture, Arts, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Lisa O’Connor: the ecstatic eye

Due to my lack of organisation, and my general belief that “any time is Trinidad time” (to steal a few words from Lord Kitchener),...

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Culture, People, Jamaica

Tommy Cowan: backstage king

The first time I met Tommy Cowan, I ended up in one of the Caribbean’s most notorious prisons. The year was 1976. I was in the middle of...

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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Kwamé Ryan: classical rebel

Some of the most important things Kwamé Ryan learned as general musical director of the Freiburg Opera and Orchestra had nothing to do...

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