Caribbean Playlist (September/October 2015)

Caribbean Playlist (September/October 2015)

New releases to get you in the groove.

Photograph courtesy Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2015)

Events around the Caribbean in September and October — from Young Talent at Jamaica’s National Gallery to St Lucia’s Jounen Kwéyòl.

Calypsonian Alexander D Great. Photograph courtesy NALIS

The Queen’s kaiso

Calypso came to Britain in 1948, on board the Windrush — and found a home in multicultural London. Joshua Surtees discovers what makes the UK version of the artform distinctive, and meets some of the kaisonians who keep it alive.

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2015)

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2015)

New releases to get you in the groove.

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Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2015)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August — from juicy mango festivals to Barbados Crop Over.

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2015)

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2015)

New releases to get you in the groove.

Kingston Dub Club founder Gabre Selassie. Photograph by Matthew Henry

Dubbing is a must

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.

Photograph by Kwame Ryan

20+ questions with Kwame Ryan

The son of Trinidadian parents, Kwame Ryan is the music director of the Freiburg Opera and Orchestra in Germany.

Jenny Lee in the Central Market, Port of Spain. Photograph by Dimitri Tolstoi

Pan cakes

Caribbean Cookup (May/June 2001).

Pick of the month

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2001)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.