Caribbean Diaspora

Embark, Environment, United States, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Dominica

Turtle-watching in the Caribbean | Eco buzz

Learn about the best places to see leatherbacks, hawksbills, greens, olive ridleys, and loggerheads across the region — and some of the dedicated community organisations working hard to save them

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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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Arrive, Travel, Cuba, Venezuela, The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, Dominica

Where Next? | Bucket list

After almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, who doesn’t want a break? Here at Caribbean Beat, we feel just the same. As 2021 draws to a close, and we look forward to the year ahead, members of the magazine team tell us what place in the Caribbean they’d love to visit for the first time, and why

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Embark, Literature, Reviews, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica

Bookshelf (May/June 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie; Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden; An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading by Dionne Brand; and Mama Phife Represents: A Verse Memoir by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

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Embark, Reviews, Literature, Haiti, Guadeloupe, United States

Bookshelf (Mar/Apr 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Inheritance: The Story of a West Indian Family by Ian McDonald; of colour by Katherine Agyemaa Agard; My Mother’s House by Francesca Momplaisir; and The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana by Maryse Condé

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Embark, Reviews, Music, United States, Trinidad and Tobago

Playlist (Mar/Apr 2021) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks from the Caribbean — featuring new music by Kalpee; Payge Turner Music; Natiruts, Ziggy Marley & Yalitza Aparicio; and Will the Wolf & X.O. Drew

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Immerse, Music, People, United States, Trinidad and Tobago

Anti-stoosh: Adam “DJ foreigner” Cooper | Snapshot

From live events mixing and mashing diverse musical genres to his online Carnival Tabanca series, Trinidadian DJ Adam Cooper — also known as foreigner, based in Los Angeles — is completely reinventing what Caribbean culture can be, writes Amanda Choo Quan

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Embark, People, Food and Cuisine, United States, St. Lucia

Nina Compton: “I’m going to do something different” | Cookup

Chef Nina Compton discovered her passion for cooking as a teenager in St Lucia. After winning fame on the TV show Top Chef, she’s now turning heads with two restaurants in her adopted city, New Orleans

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