Issue 120
(March/April 2013)

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Issue 120

Issue 120

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Photograph courtesy West Indies Cricket Board

Caribbean Datebook (March/April 2013)

Events around the Caribbean in March and April
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Arturo Tappin performs at Jazz on the Beach. Photograph courtesy Desiree Seebaran

Word of mouth (March/April 2013)

Enjoy seaside jams at the Tobago Jazz Festival, tour Nassau art galleries with Transforming Spaces,celebrate two decades at Holders Season in Barbados
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Leasho Johnson. Photograph by Marlon James

In this time: Leasho Johnson

Deborah Anzinger introduces Jamaican artist Leasho Johnson
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Photograph by Tiffany Lue-Yen

Ayana Dixon: Fun in the sun

Model-turned-designer Ayana Dixon turns heads with her ASD swimwear
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Caribbean Bookshelf (March/April 2013)

This month’s reading picks — from photography to fiction
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Caribbean Playlist (March/April 2013)

Recent music releases to get your fingers tapping
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Freedom feast: the Caribbean Passover

The Seder, the ritual dinner for the Jewish holiday of Passover, is a celebration of freedom and memory. Franka Philip learns more
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Drew Gonsalves. Photograph by Paul Wright

Kobo Town: Sing the beloved country

Based in Toronto but drawing on the musical traditions of Trinidad, Kobo Town fuses old-time calypso with up-to-the-moment poetic lyrics.
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Barbara Jenkins. Photograph by Arnaldo James

Writing a lifetime: Barbara Jenkins

With her debut book Sic Transit Wagon, Trinidadian writer Barbara Jenkins shows it’s never too late to start a literary career.
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Folk singers perform between readings at NILF. Photograph courtesy Nature Island Literary Festival

Booking round the islands: Caribbean literary festivals

A flourishing crop of literary festivals around the Caribbean are a book-lover’s delight. Caribbean Beat’s guide to the year’s literary highlights
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Darren Sammy. Photograph courtesy the West Indies Cricket Board

Darren Sammy: “I only know one way to live”

Darren Sammy, captain of the West Indies cricket team and first St Lucian to play international cricket, on the importance of teamwork
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Illustration by Daren Cheewah

Take ten (part 1): the greatest reggae singers of all time

Garry Steckles shares his very personal list of the ten greatest reggae singers of all time — with apologies to readers who disagree
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Costumed as Hindu deities, Phagwah celebrants parade down Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill. Photograph by Evan Sung

Phagwah: Rites of spring

Photographer Evan Chung captures the colours of Phagwah, the Hindu spring festival, as celebrated by Caribbean immigrants in Queens
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Chelsea Tuach surfs the Soup Bowl. Photograph by Mark Harris

Chelsea Tuach: “Get in the water – that’s the first thing anyone should do”

Chelsea Tuach, the youngest ever champion surfer from Barbados, shares her favourite spots for riding the waves, meeting her friends
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One of the gentler inclines on the Waitukubuli National Trail. Photograph by Images Dominica

Up hill and down dale: Dominica’s Waitukubali National Trail

Simon Walsh explores Dominica’s Waitukubali National Trail ­— a fourteen-day hike from tip to tip of the hilly “Nature Island”
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Akilah Jaramogi, managing director of FACRP. Photograph by Skye Hernandez

Fondes Amandes, Trinidad: It takes a village

A small reforestation project in the Trinidadian village of Fondes Amandes has become an exemplar for grassroots conservation.
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Illustration by James Hackett

A bank in your pocket, Haitian style

Ten per cent of Haitians have bank accounts, but eighty per cent have mobile phones. Enter a new mobile banking system
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Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The nil of victory: how Haiti won the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup

Fifty years ago, a Haitian football team managed to win the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup without actually playing the final...
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Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Happy trails: Guyana’s Easter Rodeo

Guyana’s Easter Rodeo is the social event of the year in the Rupununi
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