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Andy Palacio. Photo by Tony Rath courtesy Stonetree Records

Songs of the drum: Caribbean music

Issue 136 (November/December 2015) | 0 comments
Brukdown, kaseko, bouyon, tumba — Caribbean music contains dozens of genres you probably haven’t heard of. Simon Lee explains what they have in common

Jazz time on Pigeon Island, St Lucia. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Island Beat (May/June 2001)

Issue 49 (May/June 2001) | 0 comments
Coming events around the islands

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Missing Ravi Coltrane

Issue 49 (May/June 2001) | 0 comments
Simon Lee comes to terms with New York

Photograph courtesy Oonya Kempadoo

The excitement of writing: Oonya Kempadoo

Issue 54 (March/April 2002) | 0 comments
Simon Lee meets writer Oonya Kempadoo

Courtesy Jan Barwick

Time to thaw out in the sun

Issue 54 (March/April 2002) | 0 comments
Coming events around the islands

The Pitons from Anse Chastenet. Photograph by Sean Drakes/Blue Mango

Bel Sent Lisi: discovering St Lucia

Issue 53 (January/February 2002) | 0 comments
St. Lucia may well be the ultimate island paradise: those glorious Pitons rising out of the sea, the Jazz Festival and Bill Fishing Tournament, beautiful beaches and flora, and now a Heritage Programme that lets you into the "real" St Lucia. Simon Lee is your guide

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Bookshelf (July/August 2000)

Issue 44 (July/August 2000) | 0 comments
New and recent books about the Caribbean

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Bookshelf (May/June 2000)

Issue 43 (May/June 2000) | 0 comments
New and recent books about the Caribbean

Belizean world music star Andy Palacio. Photograph courtesy Cumbancha/Tim O`Malley

Andy Palacio: bard of the Garifuna goes home

Issue 91 (May/June 2008) | 0 comments
Andy Palacio died at the peak of his career. Simon Lee traces the life of the Belizean world music star

Rhythm roundup (September/October 2006)

Issue 81 (September/October 2006) | 0 comments
New albums celebrate Jamaican mento and the Dominican Republic’s bachata and merengue, plus the latest from Honest Jon and Mystic Revelation