A performance in the atrium of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Courtesy National Gallery of Jamaica

Jamaican art: open house

Founded forty years ago, the National Gallery of Jamaica has long taken a leading role in the country’s art scene. Now innovative new programmes are attracting a broader audience, Kellie Magnus discovers. Meanwhile, the new art space NLS is opening doors for younger artists.

Writer Marlon James. Photograph by Jeffrey Skemp

Word of mouth (November/December 2014)

2014’s hottest Caribbean novel, Caribbean artists on show in Santa Fe, and a celebration of food and drink in Barbados.

Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Word of mouth (September/October 2014)

Celebrating Divali in Trinidad, St Lucia’s creole heritage, and the legacy of Jamaica’s Miss Lou.

Photograph by Garry Steckles

Roots-rockin’ St Kitts

St Kitts has developed one of the most vibrant reggae scenes in the region. Garry Steckles lends a willing ear.

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.

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Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

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New music from the Caribbean (May/June 2002)

Carnival roundup. The latest Caribbean CDs including the best of this year's music from Trinidad Carnival.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

Shoes for the dead

A short story by Andrew Miller.

Culture. Photograph by Urbanimage.tv/ Adrian Boot

The best of them all: great moments in reggae music

Garry Steckles remembers some of the greatest moments in the history of reggae music.

Bethany. Photograph by Caribbean Estates

About that Caribbean dream home…

Property prices vary dramatically among Caribbean countries. Mark Wilson looks at what money will buy in four islands.

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