Issue 71
(January/February 2005)

In this Issue:

Stuart Hall

STUART HALL: “CULTURE IS ALWAYS A TRANSLATION”

Jamaica-born, London-based cultural studies scholar Stuart Hall on his Jamaican background, Caribbean culture, and the conference held in his honour
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Carnival in the 1920s, at Marine Square in Port of Spain: sailors, devils, imps, and hundreds of onlookers. Photograph from the Collection of Adrian Camps-Campins

Creatures of the mas

The January/February 2004 issue of Caribbean Beat paid tribute to the major designers of the “pretty mas” era of Trinidad Carnival. A year later, Dylan Kerrigan pays tribute to the creatures of the mas
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Larry Bannock, chief of the White Star Hunters. Photograph by Michael P. Smith

INDIAN CARNIVAL COUSINS

It’s common knowledge that wild Indians have been a part of Trinidad Carnival for more than a hundred years, but what not many Trinis know is that New Orleans' Mardis Gras Indians are close cousins
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T is for tadjah: an elaborate float made for the Muslim festival Hosay. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

TRINIDAD FROM A TO Z

Maybe you’re NOT in Trinidad for Carnival. If you can resist the music, the masquerade, and the mayhem, maybe you can be enticed to run through our A to Z...
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Damaged boats, one month after Ivan. Photograph by Roberta Parkin

GRENADA: AFTER THE STORM

Hurricane Ivan tore through the Caribbean in September 2004. Its first and hardest hit target was Grenada. But just four months later, the recovery is well underway
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

IF IT FEELS GOOD, EAT IT

Why does the world believe tasty things must be bad for you? Anu Lakhan analyses the concept of guilty pleasure • Plus a guide to eating on the street
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THE END OF INNOCENCE

James Ferguson on The Humming-Bird Tree, Ian McDonald’s novel about growing up in pre-Independence Trinidad
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Alf Valentine and Sonny Ramadhin outside Ramadhin's pub during their 1990 reunion. Photograph courtesy Garry Steckles

“THOSE LITTLE PALS OF MINE“

Garry Steckles goes back to the birth of calypso cricket and explains why Lord Beginner’s Victory Test Match means so much to him — and thousands of other West Indies cricket fans
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Illustration by Russel Halfhide

THE JOURNEY NOW START

Richard Costas reports on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy, or CSME, which could bring about the most important economic and social changes in the Caribbean's economic history
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Illustration by James Hackett

HARRY PLAYS MAS

Harry prepares for his first Carnival
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