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Jean “Binta” Breeze: memories from the verandah

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
Lauded as the first female dub poet, Jamaican Jean “Binta” Breeze writes from a sensibility informed by the political ferment of her youth, and her struggles with mental illness. David Katz finds out more

The landmark Iron Market in Port-au-Prince. © Tropicalpixsingapore/iStock

Word of mouth (July/August 2015)

Issue 134 (July/August 2015) | 1 comment
Haiti hosts the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, and a London exhibition celebrates the legacy of John La Rose

Kingston Dub Club founder Gabre Selassie. Photograph by Matthew Henry

Dubbing is a must

Issue 133 (May/June 2015) | 0 comments
In recent years, the Jamaican music scene has been gripped by a “Reggae Revival,” and the movement’s ground zero is a weekly gathering of musicians and fans high in the hills above Kingston. David Katz treks up to the Kingston Dub Club and meets founder DJ Gabre Selassie

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Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2002)

Issue 53 (January/February 2002) | 0 comments
This month's reading picks

West Indies Beer Company founder Mark Heath. Photograph courtesy True Blue Boutique Resort

Beer essentials: what’s brewing at Grenada’s West Indies Beer Company

Issue 128 (July/August 2014) | 0 comments
As the international craft beer trend spreads to the Caribbean, the popular ales made by Grenada’s fledgling West Indies Beer Company are brewing up a quiet storm. David Katz finds out more

CD Reviews (March/April 2011)

Issue 108 (March/April 2011) | 0 comments
The new music that are reflecting the region right now

Gregory Isaacs. Photograph by Urbanimage.tv/Adrian Boot

Gregory Isaacs: farewell to the cool ruler

Issue 107 (January/February 2011) | 0 comments
David Katz pays tribute to reggae singer Gregory Isaacs

Andrea Levy. Photograph courtesy Laurie Fletcher

The long song of Andrea Levy

Issue 105 (September/October 2010) | 0 comments
A sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica is the scene of the novelist’s ambitious new book. She talked about it with David Katz

Island Records founder Chris Blackwell with Jamaican producer Steven Stanley at Blackwell’s Compass Point Studio in the Bahamas. Photograph by UrbanImage.tv/Adrian Boot

Island Life: the story of Island Records

Issue 100 (November/December 2009) | 0 comments
One label has been bringing Caribbean music to the world for 50 years. David Katz tells the story of Island Records

Karl Bryan, Lester Sterling, Kevin Batchelor and Vin Gordon, the horn section at Belly Up. Photograph courtesy Judith Anderson

Around the world with the Skatalites

Issue 98 (July/August 2009) | 0 comments
They may have slowed down a little, but this seminal band is still playing its zany, high-energy music. David Katz was drawn into their orbit