Postcards from the Caribbean’s most extraordinary places
November/December 2020 • Digital Issue
Welcome to the third digital-only edition of Caribbean Beat magazine, which reflects on all the things that make life in our region, at its best, so sweet — from our amazing beaches and natural landscapes to our rich culture and heritage, and the warmth of our people. As 2020 draws to a close there’s nowhere else we’d rather be! Come explore “The good life” in our pages. Plus coverage of Caribbean festivals, music, history, and more!
As a bonus, last month, we also launched a new digital magazine experience. The first edition of Wanderer, a new digital platform from Caribbean Beat magazine, takes you on a visual tour of amazing mountains and coasts, rivers and forests, from the Bahamas and Cuba in the north to Guyana and Suriname in the south.
Make the most of November and December, even during the time of COVID-19
This month’s reading picks, with reviews by Shivanee Ramlochan of Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma; The Dyzgraphxst by Canisia Lubrin; and Jane Eyre: Caribbean Drawings by Rex Dixon
This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Nubya Garcia; Raise; Protoje; and Kes
Christmas presents can be a problem — but perhaps the solution is in your very own kitchen, Anu Lakhan discovers. This piece was originally published in Issue 70 (November/December 2004)
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
The wild places of Dominica, the Caribbean’s Nature Island, aren’t just ravishingly beautiful, writes Paul Crask — there’s room to breathe free, even during COVID-19 restrictions
Cuban actress Ana de Armas may seem like an overnight success, but behind her rise to stardom are fifteen years of hard work, starting at Havana’s famous theatre school. Caroline Taylor says her biggest successes are still to come
Attillah Springer explains the roles of T&T’s irreplaceable theatrical brothers in the ongoing struggle for cultural self-determination
A handful of Caribbean countries have made it easy for international professionals to work remotely from balmy tropical climes. Natalie Dookie gives the details
Our trivia column tests your knowledge of the Caribbean’s Christmas traditions