Common squirrel monkeys — known locally as sakiwinkis — are among the diverse wildlife protected in Guyana’s 371,000-hectare Iwokrama rainforest reserve. Photo Nick Fox/

Issue 167 (November/December 2021)

In the latest issue of Caribbean Beat magazine, our editorial team share their personal bucket list wishes for future travel experiences — from Junkanoo in the Bahamas to whale-watching in Dominica and exploring the Guyanese rainforest. Meet a Trinidadian dancer and choreographer bringing classical Indian traditions to the Caribbean, and hear from award-winning St Lucian poet Canisia Lubrin. See highlights of a new exhibition of Caribbean art and photography in Toronto. Plus coverage of Caribbean books, music, food, the year-end festivals of Divali and Christmas, and more!

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

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

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

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