Issue 75
(September/October 2005)

In this Issue:

Illustration by James Hackett

Losing it

Jeremy Taylor remembers the Caribbean Beat editor who went to Venezuela and lost his pants
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Rex Nettleford in 1965. Photograph by Maria LaYacona

Rex Nettleford: “Running a university is like running a dance company”

Rex Nettleford, founder of the Jamaica National Dance Theatre Company and former vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies
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David Rudder. Photograph by David Corio

Lyrics man: David Rudder

Garry Steckles on the reign of “King” David Rudder
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Illustration by Christopher Cozier

À la recherche: Monsieur Toussaint by Edouard Glissant

In his play Monsieur Toussaint, Edouard Glissant poignantly captures the complex character and historical dilemma of Haiti’s revolutionary hero
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Carl Abrahams, c. 1984. Photograph courtesy the estate of Deryck Roberts

Father Carl Abrahams

Annie Paul remembers Jamaican artist Carl Abrahams and his gentle visions of redemption
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The Brooklyn Bridge: gateway to the borough. Photograph by Sol McCants

Brooklyn crush

With perhaps half a million residents born or with roots in the islands, the New York borough of Brooklyn may be the world’s biggest Caribbean city
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Photograph by Sol McCants

Brooklyn Carnival: Breakaway on the Parkway

Photographer Sol McCants captures the energy and spirit of Brooklyn’s Labour Day Carnival
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Currency notes

Heard the one about the man who wrote a cheque on the side of a cow? Richard Costas takes a light-hearted look at a serious subject: money. Plus more
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Illustrations by Shalini Seereeram

Hot hot pot

The recipe couldn’t have looked simpler — so Anu Lakhan set out to make casareep, the key ingredient in Guyanese pepperpot • Plus more
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David Dabydeen. Photograph courtesy David Dabydeen

David Dabydeen: Guyana Don

The success of David Dabydeen’s 2004 novel Our Lady Of Demerara — winner of the Guyana Prize
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A Creole Conversation Piece (foreground) and Sisters

What the Caribbean is talking about this month

Follow their footprints: T.O.K.’s album Unknown Language finds a new way to talk about contemporary Jamaica and more
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