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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.

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.

Mattafix: Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Hirji. Photograph courtesy Sainted PR

Music buzz (November/December 2006)

Mattafix turns on Europe with a cocktail of sounds; St Lucia’s Kalalu festival offers the best of live world music....

Machel Montano in 1986. Photograph courtesy TNT News Centre

Music buzz (January/February 2007)

Soca star Machel Montano celebrates his 25th anniversary in the artform with a “High Definition” theme for Carnival 2007.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Island hopper (January/February 2007)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in January and February.

Collie Buddz. Photograph by Dan Mandell, Courtesy Sony/BMG Records

Music buzz (July/August 2007)

Bermudan singer Collie Budz is the latest reggae sensation burning up the airwaves • Harewood House, a Leeds estate built from the sweat of slaves.

Cult Cargo. Photograph courtesy GBI Recordings

Music buzz (September/October 2007)

Jointpop’s new album The January Transfer Window may be their ticket out of obscurity.

Illustration by Nikolai Noel

Ponce de León and the water of life

James Ferguson traces the life of the conquistador Ponce de León and the poetic justice with which he met his end.

The late queen of salsa, Celia Cruz. Photograph courtesy Mary Kent

The Latin Music Hotlist

The Hispanic Caribbean boasts a dizzying diverse musical scene, with sounds ranging from son to jibaro, bomba to salsa, cumbia to reggaeton....

Dominique Le Gendre with accompanist Chris Willis in one of the rehearsal rooms at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph by Georgia Popplewell

Dominique Le Gendre: musical tales

Trinidadian composer Dominique Le Gendre’s chamber suite Tales of the Islands comes home.

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