United Kingdom

Immerse, Culture, Music, History, United Kingdom

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...

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Embark, Festivals and Events, Haiti, United Kingdom

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...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, United Kingdom

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...

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Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, United Kingdom

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...

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Culture, Music, Arts, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

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...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, History, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

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....

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Culture, Food and Cuisine, United Kingdom, Caribbean Diaspora

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...

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Culture, Arts, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

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...

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