Seth Sylvester, 2016 champion of the First Citizens National Poetry Slam. Photograph courtesy The 2 Cents Movement

Poetry grand slam | Word of mouth (March/April 2017)

Whether you experience it on stage or from the audience, Trinidad and Tobago’s national spoken word poetry slam is full of thrills.

Mama Africa – Peter Tosh

Word of mouth (January/February 2017)

A new museum in Kingston pays tribute to reggae legend Peter Tosh; and it’s Carnival season across the Caribbean!.

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Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (January/February 2017)

Events around the Caribbean in January and February, from Chinese New Year in Suriname to a film festival in Guadeloupe.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by T Photography / Shutterstock.com

Carnival planet

The Carnival spirit, celebrated across the Caribbean, isn’t unique to our region. In countries and cities across the world — many of them with a cross-cultural history — the weeks and days before Lent are a season of revelry.

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Carnival is mine

There’s no single, definitive version of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival — rather, there are as many versions as there are people who love the annual festival. For some, Carnival is mas. For others, it’s music. Some wait all year for J’Ouvert, others adore Panorama. There are thousands of different Carnival stories: here are just a few.

Photo by Jermaine Cruikshank, courtesy Machel Montano

Word of mouth (November/December 2016)

The Gimistory festival tells tales around Cayman, Caribbean writers headline at the Miami Book Fair, soca star Machel Montano makes his big-screen debut — and paranging till it hurts in Trinidad.

Enjoying the spectacle at the Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence launch parade. Photo by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc

Datebook | Caribbean Event Calendar (November/December 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in November and December, from the Bahamas International Film Festival to a celebration of ballet in Cuba.

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Junkanoo: the rush is on

Feel Nassau’s Junkanoo rush.

Photo by Mark Lyndersay

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in September and October, from Indigenous Heritage Month in Guyana to Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival.

The Moment Is Captured

Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August, from a diving festival in Dominica to Carnival in St Lucia.