Events around the Caribbean in March and April.
By the time Tessanne Chin emerged as the champion of the US reality TV talent show The Voice, the Jamaican singer had already won herself millions of fans around the world — and stolen the hearts of her compatriots. But, with a track record on the Jamaican music scene going back a decade, hers was no magical story of overnight success. Kellie Magnus tells the story of a triumph that was a long time in the making.
When Garry Steckles encounters a sublime saxophone musician in a Toronto market, little does he realise he’s stumbled upon a piece of Jamaican musical history.
In the chilly spring of 1964, a debut single by an unknown Jamaican singer became a surprise musical hit in Britain, before storming pop charts around the world. Millie Small’s infectious “My Boy Lollipop” sounded like nothing before, and it helped clear the way for global domination by Jamaican music. James Ferguson recalls the unlikely story.
Try your head for heights on the dazzling cliffs of western Jamaica.
Centuries after the Maroon wars that shaped its history, Jamaica’s Cockpit Country remains as mysterious as it is beautiful. Michael Robinson traverses this landscape of hills and forest, and finds its inhabitants are proud of their connections to the past.
For Jamaican Neila Ebanks, dance is a vehicle for expressing freedom. Tanya Batson-Savage talks to the celebrated dancer and choreographer about her joy in crossing physical boundaries.
Discover Trinidad’s Divali Nagar, Miami’s international art fair, and Jamaica’s annual pantomime .
Jamaican designer Kesi Gibson of Kyu Mélange creates handbags inspired by different cultures .
Unknown to most sports fans at home, Caribbean athletes have exuberantly infiltrated the NFL. Here are four of the top stars.