Caribbean Beat Magazine

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Alana Rajah: devoted to the dance | Backstory

Originating in south India almost two thousand years ago, Bharatanatyam, a major classical dance form, is little known in Trinidad, where most Indian cultural traditions are rooted in the north of the subcontinent. Alana Rajah has set out to change that. Trained at the Kalakshetra school in Chennai, her goal is to establish Bharatanatyam in her home country — adapting and improvising as needed. Sharda Patasar learns more

Students of Rajah’s Adavallan Art Academy. Photography by Nyla Singh, courtesy Alana Rajah

Arrive

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

Whale-watching in Dominica. Photo by WaterFrame/Alamy Stock Photo

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