Immerse, Culture, Music, History, United Kingdom
By Joshua Surtees ● Issue 134 (July/August 2015)
The Queen’s kaiso
When British calypsonian Alexander D Great heard calypso for the first time, it wasn’t in Trinidad, where he was born in Belmont, the...
Embark, Festivals and Events, Haiti, United Kingdom
By Philip Sander and David Katz ● Issue 134 (July/August 2015)
Word of mouth (July/August 2015)
On Haitian earth Philip Sander explains the historic significance of Carifesta’s visit to Haiti There’s a sad disproportion between...
Culture, Festivals and Events, United Kingdom
By Geraldine Flower ● Issue 54 (March/April 2002)
Flower power: the Caribbean at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show
Imagine having to put your cut flowers to bed at night, tucked up in a warm blanket! This is what happens when tropical blooms are flown...
Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, United Kingdom
By Nicholas Laughlin ● Issue 130 (November/December 2014)
Beyond the beyond: the Shetland Islands
At the gate to the path leading up to Hermaness, there was a helpful sign explaining how to fend off a skua attack. The massive seabirds...
Culture, Music, Arts, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora
By Garry Steckles ● Issue 100 (November/December 2009)
The triumph of calypso cricket
The clue comes in the sixth line of the famous calypso’s fifth and final verse. The song we’re talking about is “Victory Test...
Culture, Festivals and Events, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora
By Ray Funk ● Issue 100 (November/December 2009)
Notting Hill Carnival: Mas and the mother country
Fifty years ago, England’s first real Trinidad-style Carnival took place – indoors, in the middle of winter, at St Pancras Town Hall....
Culture, Food and Cuisine, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora
By Franka Philip ● Issue 98 (July/August 2009)
The Rhodes more travelled: Gary Rhodes
Caribbean eyes are smiling at another conquest of the British. And this time it’s not in sport, but in the culinary arena. Just as the...
Culture, Arts, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago
By Sharon Millar ● Issue 97 (May/June 2009)
Sarah Beckett: mixed media
There are two reasons you end up in another country: work or love. So it was love – I married a Trinidadian. I came here in the late 60s...