French Caribbean

Arrive, Film and Television, People, French Guiana

Audrey & Maxime Jean-Baptiste: when images speak | Backstory

For sibling filmmakers Audrey and Maxime Jean-Baptiste, their family history in French Guiana and historic image archives were equally important sources for their latest film project. Jonathan Ali learns more

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Embark, Music, Reviews, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica

Playlist (May/June 2021) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks from the Caribbean — featuring new music by Anthony Joseph; Delgres; various artists on Project Spotlight; and Annicia Banks

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

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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Arrive, Leisure, Travel, St. Martin, Suriname, Curacao, Cuba, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados, Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Montserrat, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda

The good life | Round trip

Even in hard times — and 2020 brought more than its fair share — the Caribbean is one of the sweetest places on earth, thanks to beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm, generous people

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Embark, Film and Television, People, Haiti

Q&A with Esery Mondesir | Screenshots

Haitian filmmaker Esery Mondesir discusses his documentary triptych exploring the lives of his compatriots in the diaspora

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Immerse, Arts and Architecture, People, Guadeloupe

Kelly Sinnapah Mary: Riddles of survival | Portfolio

Working across mediums, Guadeloupean artist Kelly Sinnapah Mary creates images with a fairytale quality, mingling cruelty and enchantment, as she explores postcolonial dilemmas and the resistance of self-invention, writes Shereen Ann Ali

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Immerse, Arts and Architecture, Haiti

The Ghetto Biennale: when art is defiance | Backstory

Ten years ago, a group of artists in Haiti launched an audacious, even provocative, project: the Ghetto Biennale, drawing international attention to the creative community in Port-au-Prince’s Grand Rue. The event’s tensions and discomforts are at the heart of its mission, writes Nixon Nelson, as the Ghetto Biennale prepares to stage its sixth edition

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