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

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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Travel, Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela: Bolivar’s proud city

“In Venezuela is best of everything,” said Luis. We were sitting on a bench in a corner of Plaza Bolivar, the heart of old...

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Engage, Music, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago

Arriba, Arriba!

Less than ten miles off the coast of Venezuela, Trinidad shares several cultural traditions with its bigger neighbour — including parang,...

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Engage, Travel, Culture, Festivals and Events, Venezuela

Baby John

In the small town of Curiepe, east of Caracas, the festival of San Juan, celebrated during the summer solstice in June, is a tangible...

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Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, Venezuela

Los Roques: 50 shades of blue

Eighty miles off the coast of Venezuela, scattered near the more famous ABC islands of the Dutch Antilles, the Los Roques archipelago is a...

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Engage, Culture, Venezuela

High rise over Caracas

Nearly nine thousand feet high, Cerro El Ávila soars above Caracas and separates the Venezuelan capital from the Caribbean Sea. It’s a...

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Culture, Arts, Festivals and Events, Venezuela

Mauricio Plaza: dance with the devils

In many Roman Catholic communities, the feast of Corpus Christi is marked with solemn religious processions and less solemn folk...

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