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Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2014)

Events around the Caribbean (and further afield) in September and October — from music festivals to sports tournaments.

Georgetown's Red House, now the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre. Photograph by Larry Luxner

Remembering Cheddi Jagan

Guyana has dedicated a museum to its first premier, Dr Cheddi Jagan. Larry Luxner reports.

The legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is the music director of the Casals Festival. Photograph courtesy Festival Casals de Puerto Rico/Steve Niedorf

All this jazz

Simon Lee on the Caribbean’s headline events in May and June.


Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

George Lamming. Photograph by Ronnie Carrington

An afternoon with George Lamming

Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming.

Culture's World Peace Album Cover

Music Buzz (January/ February 2004)

Culture stays close to their roots; Barbados hosts world-class jazz; Andre Tanker lives on in his music; 3Canal goes after joy for Carnival 2004; plus Dean Fraser's playlist and our rhythm roundup.

Strange bedfellow: Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, Peter Noel and the Rev Al Sharpton cozy up in a Village Voice cover shot, 1999. Photograph by Robin Holland/ Courtesy The Village Voice

Peter Noel: the Baron of Baj

Georgia Popplewell investigates how a Trini from “behind the bridge” became a leading commentator on issues of race in America..

Photograph courtesy the Jamaica Tourist Board

The Real Claude McKay

James Ferguson on Banana Bottom, Claude McKay’s homage to rural Jamaica.

Fourth of July Fireworks over the Capitol dome. Photograph by Washington Dc Convention & Visitors Association

Postcard from Washington

Long on monuments, museums, and atmos-phere, Washington DC is a city with grandeur to spare and more than a few happening neigh-bourhoods. Donna Yawching on the unique pleasures of America’s capital.

Book Buzz (May/June 2005)

Book Buzz (May/June 2005)

New and recent books from the Caribbean.