Issue 119
(January/ February 2013)

In this Issue:

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Caribbean Datebook (January/February 2013)

Your guide to events around the Caribbean in January and February — from Carnivals to music festivals to celebrations of history
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Word of mouth (January/February 2013)

Carnival dawn at Trinidad J’Ouvert, preview a new show by artist Christopher Cozier, and savour the spice of controversy at Guyana’s Mashramani
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upnext119

Sonia Farmer: Freedom of her press

Philip Sander introduces Bahamian writer and book artist Sonia Farmer of Poinciana Paper Press
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TheLook119

Mas Couture: K2K Alliance & Partners

Sisters Karen and Kathy Norman of K2K Alliance take couture style to the road for Trinidad Carnival
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reviews119

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2013)

This month’s reading picks — from fiction to poetry to theatre
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Caribbean Playlist (January/February 2013)

Recent music releases to get your fingers tapping
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cookup119

Mummy’s sweet hand

“I will always think of her when I cook,” says Franka Phillip of her late mother, in a moving tribute
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backstory119

Behind the soca music

Trinidad’s soca artistes are the stars of Carnival, but a host of talented professionals working behind the scenes help make the music
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Marlon Griffith: Mas by other means

Marlon Griffith’s multimedia performance works take elements of traditional Trinidad Carnival into the world of contemporary art
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Appleton Rum: “There’s so much artistry to it”

Joy Spence, master blender for Jamaica’s Appleton Rum, on balancing science and creativity, and being a pioneer in a male-dominated field
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Calypso genes

Four music experts help Garry Steckles chart its influence, everywhere from Jamaica to Guyana
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Mysteries of the Maya

The Maya may be best remembered for doomsday “predictions.” But real mysteries about Mayan culture can be found in the jungle of Belize
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Carnival hideouts

If you’re not in the mood for bacchanal, Trinidad and Tobago offer ample quiet Carnival-time escape options
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Who Dat? New Orleans’ Caribbean connections

When Sharon Millar visited New Orleans, she discovered the delta city has a few supernatural connections with the Caribbean as well
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Darren Ganga: Coaching for cricketing talent

Lisa Allen-Agostini finds out how the Daren Ganga foundation is making a difference, and not just for budding sportsmen
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Martha Watkins-Gilkes: a tale of two ducklings

Bridget van Dongen discovers how a duckling rescue in Antigua helped make a community safer for wildlife
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A tweet in need

Online social media aren’t just for swapping jokes and trivia. When disaster hits, Caroline Taylor explains, they are crucial communication tools
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Irie Ice: Jamaican bobsledding

It’s a quarter-century since a Jamaican bobsled team unexpectedly took the Winter Olympics by storm. James Ferguson recounts the tale
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Haiti’s Jacmel: Can’t stop the Kanaval

Haiti’s Jacmel Kanaval is gritty, bold — and alive
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