Issue 118
(November/December 2012)

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Grab a bite...Photograph courtesy Barbados, Food, Wine & Rum Festival

Datebook (November/December 2012)

Events around the Caribbean in November and December
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Parade of lights. Photograph by Michael Lam

Word of Mouth (November/December 2012)

Illuminated street processions of Guyana Diwali, experience the work of Frank Bowling at Tate Britain, and dance to the rhythms of Jamaica Jonkonnu
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From left to right: Jamar, Barry, Amanda and T-Ray. Photograph courtesy Cover Drive

Hot Shots: Barbados’ Cover Drive

Desiree Seebaran meets Cover Drive, the Barbadian “Cari-pop” quartet
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Foster explains: “The Zebra Swizzel outfit (far left) was inspired by the ripples of the sea on a moonlight night.” Photograph courtesy Rosemary Parkinson

Rainbow hues: Barbados’ simonpeter

Design duo simonpeter take a cue from the colours of Barbados
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Bookshelf (November/December 2012)

This month’s reading picks
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Playlist (November/December 2012)

Recent music releases to get your fingers tapping
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Screenshots (November/December 2012)

New films worth seeking out
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

No bread, no ham: Christmas lunch for guests who don’t eat meat

Christmas lunch for guests who don’t eat meat? Relax, Franka Philip has some sensible suggestions
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Simone Padmore. Photograph by Mark King

Changing the game: seven rising talents in Barbados’s contemporary art

Meet seven rising talents in Barbados’s contemporary art scene, profiled by Natalie McGuire, with portraits by Mark King
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George Simon on site at the Berbice Mounds excavation. Photograph courtesy George Simon

George Simon: in search of lost time

Guyanese artist and archaeologist George Simon’s recent find in the Berbice Mounds may rewrite the history of the Western Hemisphere
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Davina Lee. Photograph by Clayton Rhule

First coming: Davina Lee’s debut film

Katherine Atkinson finds out how debut filmmaker Davina Lee’s artistic vision was shaped by growing up in a creative household in St Lucia
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Christopher Castagne. Photograph by Arnaldo James

Christopher Castagne: “Young parranderos like us, we sing everything”

Musician Christopher Castagne on the roots of parang, Trinidad’s traditional Christmas music, and how the sound is also a way of life
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Ernest Ranglin. Photograph by Adrian Boot

Back in times

Garry Steckles takes stock after a star-studded season of reggae performances in London
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Photograph by Orlando Romain

Petite Martinique: as wide as a smile

Residents of tiny Petite Martinique in the Grenadine chain are like one big extended family, says Antonia MacDonald
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Kareem Mortimer. Photograph courtesy Richard Von Maur

Kareem Mortimer: “I really, really like daiquiris”

Filmmaker Kareem Mortimer’s tips on the best spots for a cocktail in Nassau, plus lots more advice on enjoying his hometown — as told to Sonia Farmer
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A tassa side accompanies a tadjah on Big Hosay night. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Drums of the night: Hosay in Trinidad

Hosay has been commemorated in the Port of Spain neighbourhood of St James, where Anu Lakhan grew up. For her, Hosay means the emotions of tassa
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Joanne Hillhouse. Photograph by Emile Hill

Budding pens: the Wadadli Pen writing competition

The Wadadli Pen writing competition, founded by Joanne Hillhouse, offers tangible support to the next generation of Antiguan writers
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Southwest Cay, Pedro Bank. Photograph courtesy the Nature Conservancy

Guardians of the sea: Jamaica’s Nature Conservancy

With Jamaica’s main fishing grounds under increasing pressure, the Nature Conservancy is changing the way fishermen think about sea resources
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Caribbean memes: meme what you say and say what you meme

Internet memes offer idle entertainment, but Janine Mendes-Franco suggests they can also give serious social commentary
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Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The Old Man and the Sea – from Cuba with love

Sixty years after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway’s novel still tells the story of his love affair with his adopted home
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Photograph courtesy the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Join the Junkanoo rush

Bahamians end the year with a rush — a Junkanoo rush
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