The January/February 2021 cover of Caribbean Beat magazine

January/February 2021

Happy new year, and welcome to the latest digital-only edition of Caribbean Beat magazine, which rings in 2021 with a collection of Carnival memories, in images and words. T&T Carnival may be cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but it’s still a chance to reflect on what we truly love about the annual festival, as we imagine its post-pandemic future. Also in this issue, take a trip to “Green Grenada” — plus coverage of Caribbean music, culture, and more!

Shynel Brizan’s moko jumbie queen Mariella, the Shadow of Consciousness. Photo by Shaun Rambaran

The Carnival photo I can’t forget | Portfolio

February brings T&T’s annual Carnival, and 2021 — with the physical festival cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — is a year to reminisce about Carnivals past. We asked three photographers — Jason C. Audain, Maria Nunes, and Shaun Rambaran — to choose one favourite image from their respective Carnival archives, and tell us the story behind it. As it turns out, the photos they chose all had something in common

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