Topic Tag: Carnival music

Embark, Reviews, Music

Playlist (Jul/Aug 2020) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Freetown Collective; Jany McPherson; Jah9; and Rexy*

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Embark, Reviews, Music

Playlist (Mar/Apr 2019) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Super Blue; Triple Kay International; and more from various artists

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Immerse, Arts and Architecture, People, Barbados

Adam Patterson: barbed beauty | Closeup

For Barbadian artist Adam Patterson, masquerade and performance are mediums for challenging Caribbean stereotypes, writes Shereen Ann Ali

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Embark, Reviews, Music

Playlist (Jul/Aug 2018) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by jointpop; Kellie Cadogan; John Arnold; and Jeremy Ledbetter Trio

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Embark, Reviews, Music

Playlist (May/Jun 2018) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Jeanine S. Ruiz; Michael Brun; King Kembe; and Sting and Shaggy

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Immerse, Travel, History, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain: the story of a city | Backstory

A childhood encounter with a touring steelband began Stephen Stuempfle’s connection with Trinidad. Now the US scholar has written an illuminating history of Port of Spain in the era before Independence. As Judy Raymond learns, Stuempfle’s research has only deepened his love for T&T’s capital

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Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Here Comes the Big One

MASQUERADE BANDS The masquerade bands move through the streets on Carnival Monday and Tuesday: up to 3,000 strong, portraying a single...

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Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Singing Sandra: One Voice from the Ghetto

Singing Sandra, the reigning Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago, is a glorious set of contradictions. She’s top calypsonian in...

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