Feathers in the city. Photograph by Nathalie Taghaboni

Word of mouth (July/August 2013)

Join the fun at Caribbean Carnival Toronto and Barbados Kadooment, and celebate fifty years of Trinidad’s Marionettes Chorale.

Sandra Brewster. Photograph courtesy Sandra Brewster

The shape of a name: Guyanese-Canadian artist Sandra Brewster

For Guyanese-Canadian artist Sandra Brewster, the phone book, with its long lists of names, sums up the way individual lives can disappear into .

Drew Gonsalves. Photograph by Paul Wright

Kobo Town: Sing the beloved country

Based in Toronto but drawing on the musical traditions of Trinidad, Kobo Town fuses old-time calypso with up-to-the-moment poetic lyrics. .

Ian Harnarine outside a doubles shop in New York City. Photograph by Elizabeth Harnarine

Ian Harnarine: Family Ties

Trini-Canadian filmmaker Ian Harnarine’s debut Doubles with Slight Pepper is already an international prizewinner..

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Island girl

Wintering on a Canadian island, Donna Yawching was reminded – surprisingly – of her tropical home.

Traditional Caribbean Christmas cake. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Festive favourites: five Caribbean celebrities on their Christmas food favourites

Nazma Muller asked some Caribbean celebrities what they like to eat – especially at this time of year. They offered recipes, secrets and tips.

Gabriel, Simone and two of their staff members in front of their wall of local awards. Photograph courtesy D Hot Shoppe

Hot Shoppe in a cold country

It’s not just homesick and hungry West Indians who visit this Caribbean outpost in Canada. Debbie Jacob finds out why .

Not just another manic Monday. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Happenings – March/April 2011

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Roger Mooking. Photograph by publicity photographer Geoff George

Roger Mooking: his middle name is Multi-tasking

Trinidad-born Roger Mooking is in demand in Canada as a chef, TV host, singer-songwriter…Donna Yawching tries to count his talents .

Patrick Parson. Photograph by Peter Stipcevich

Patrick Parson: soulful messiah of Ballet Creole

Patrick Parson brought Afro-Caribbean dance to Toronto two decades ago. He told Donna Yawching how he made history.