Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell celebrates taking a wicket during the West Indies’ match against Australia at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in the United Kingdom. Photo by PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Issue 182 (May/June 2024)

The latest issue of Caribbean Beat (#182) is all new for May/June 2024. Inside, get hyped for the cricket of the ICC T20 World Cup, co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States. Explore the rich history and legacy of mehndi, and meet three talented Caribbean singer-songwriters (Grenadian Sabrina Francis, Barbadian Kellie Cadogan, and British-Trinbagonian Kye De Vere). Learn about the fascinating life of Joseph “Chavalier” Bologne — the Guadeloupe-born musician, fencer, and soldier that history almost forgot. Dive inside exciting diaspora festivals and events before catching up on regional books and music … and so much more. Pick up a copy on your next Caribbean Airlines flight, via print or digital subscriptions, or read online! On the cover: Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell celebrates taking a wicket during the West Indies’ match against Australia at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Copyright PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Kelvin Harrison Jr stars as Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, in the 2022 biopic Chevalier directed by Stephen Williams

The great Chevalier | On this day

Born in Guadeloupe to a white plantation owner and an enslaved Senegalese mother, the life of Joseph Bologne — better known as “Chevalier” and the “Black Mozart” — was nothing short of extraordinary. On the 225th anniversary of his death, James Ferguson revisits the story of this remarkable conductor, composer, violinist, fencer, and soldier that history almost forgot

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