United Kingdom

Music, People, United Kingdom, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago

Three island songbirds | Snapshot

Nigel Campbell profiles three talented Caribbean singer-songwriters: Grenadian Sabrina Francis, Barbadian Kellie Cadogan, and British-Trinbagonian Kye De Vere

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History, United Kingdom

“One family, the wide world o’er” | On this day

A century ago, the United Kingdom staged a massive colonial exhibition, aimed at being a lavish demonstration of imperial grandeur, might, and “family unity”. But, writes James Ferguson, none of it would turn out quite as organisers hoped

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Arts and Architecture, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

Life Between Islands | Art buzz

A Tate Britain exhibition — that aims to feature the new identities, communities and cultural varieties shaped by the Caribbean diaspora in Britain — moves to the Art Gallery of Toronto through 1 April

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Homepage Slider, Film and Television, Music, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Kingsley Ben-Adir: relishing the challenge | Snapshot

Fresh off roles in Barbie and Marvel’s Secret Invasion, Trinidadian-British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir takes on the title role in the Bob Marley: One Love biopic. Caroline Taylor reports

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Film and Television, Music, People, United Kingdom, Jamaica

Reel & come again | Backstory

As a new biopic of Bob Marley hits screens worldwide, Jonathan Ali explores the rich cinematic history of reggae music and culture through six iconic films

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Homepage Slider, Film and Television, People, United Kingdom, Guyana

Golda Rosheuvel: Caribbean queen | Snapshot

Caroline Taylor maps the life and career of Guyanese-British actress Golda Rosheuvel, the titular queen in Netflix’s wildly popular Queen Charlotte and Bridgerton series

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Literature, People, Canada, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Sam Selvon at 100 (1923–2023) | Icon

In partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, Caribbean Beat celebrates the centenary and legacy of Trinidad-born author Samuel Selvon (1923–2023)

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History, United Kingdom, Guyana

John Edmonstone: from Guyana to the Galapagos | On this day

The science of taxidermy played an integral part in the formation of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. And it was John Edmonstone — born into slavery in Guyana before establishing himself as a well-respected free man in Scotland — who taught Darwin these critical skills. James Ferguson learns more about his story

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