Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Voodoo pig

An uninvited spirit possesses Simon Lee’s hut while he investigates a vaudou ceremony in Haiti.

George Lamming. Photograph by Ronnie Carrington

An afternoon with George Lamming

Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming.

Laptop, mike, iPod- ready to go live. Photograph by Graeme Ottley/ Fotograe

Music Buzz ( May/June 2005)

New music from the Caribbean.

King and Queen of the Festival of St Rose of Lima (Fét La Woz), a flower festival held in August. The Feast of La Marguerite, another popular flower festival, is held in October. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Kweyol Greetings

It's the back-to- business period before we begin the lead-up to Christmas and Carnival festivities. In some of the islands, it's time to assert our Kweyol identity, in music, song and culinary festivities. Simon Lee celebrates the heritage of the French Antilles, Haiti, Dominica and St Lucia.

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New Music from the Caribbean (September/October 2002)

A roundup of new CDs from around the Caribbean.

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New Music from the Caribbean (July/August 2002)

A roundup of new CDs from around the Caribbean.

Looking over Port-au-Prince from L’Observatoire du Boutilliers. Photograph by Danielle Dreis

The other side of Haiti

In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, reconstruction is still a work in progress. Even so, writes Shannon J. Effinger, the country’s rich culture makes Haiti a life-changing destination for the right kind of traveller.

Edwidge Danicat. Photograph by Renato Rotolo

Edwidge Danticat: finding her way home

Since the publication of her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, in 1994, Edwidge Danticat has been hailed as “the voice of the Haitian-American experience"....

Klive Walker explores hidden complexities of race, culture and class in Jamaica`s hierarchical social strata. Photograph courtesy Insomniac Press

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2007)

Reggae explored in Dubwise: Reasoning From the Reggae Underground and What the Deejay Said: A Critique from The Street.

American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham in an Afro-Caribbean-inspired dance. Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Katherine Dunham: voodoo priestess from Illinois

Legendary dancer Katherine Dunham adopted Caribbean culture, and was adopted in her turn. James Ferguson uncovers her monument in Haiti.

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