Issue 77
(January/February 2006)

In this Issue:

Illustration by Jason Jarvis

Wining words: a Trinidad Carnival wining dictionary

Carnival time — get ready to wine. Lisa Allen-Agostini offers a vocabulary lesson
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Diane McTurk. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

“Karanambo was twice accursed”

Diane McTurk, doyenne of Guyana’s Rupununi Savannah, on the founding of her family’s ranch, the old balata industry, and the legends of Karanambo
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Fuelling growth

“Oil is the lifeblood of our world,” says Richard Costas, and furthermore the Caribbean’s mass tourism isn’t possible without fuel. A look at how rising oil prices affect island economies
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Illustration by James Hackett

Doctor say: Eric Williams’ history lessons

Eric Williams’s history From Columbus to Castro is 35 years old, but James Ferguson says its insights and lessons are still fresh
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Dennis Brown. Photograph by David Corio

St Kitts: Small island, big music

Garry Steckles is already looking forward to the highlight of his musical year, the St Kitts Music Festival
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The clock at the Plymouth courthouse, stopped at seven minutes past twelve. Photograph by Mark Meredith

Volcano is boss: Montserrat after the Soufrière Hills eruption

When the Soufrière Hills Volcano erupted in July 1995, the people of Montserrat didn’t know their whole way of life was about to change forever. A decade later, Mark Meredith visits Montserrat and finds a still-rumbling mountain, an island rebuilding itself- and volcano tourism
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Alison Hinds. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Alison Hinds: On her own, and on a roll

Bajan soca superstar Alison Hinds is flying solo — but not going it alone
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Caribbean Bookshelf – January/February 2006

Classic poetry by Cuban Nicolás Guillén and Martiniquan Édouard Glissant, and new novels by Jamaican Marlon James and Trinidadian Rabindranath Maharaj
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Rhythm roundup (January/February 2006)

New albums by Trinidad’s Orange Sky and jointpop, Jamaica’s Maytals, Sean Paul, and Sizzla, and the latest from Cuba and Curaçao
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Puerto Rican percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo at the 2005 Barbados Jazz Festival. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Riffing in Barbados

The Barbados Jazz Festival brings cool rhythms and hot performers to laid-back Bimshire
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Quweina Roberts, sitting, and Conrad Parris in the Indiana State production of Lucky Diamond. Photograph by Jeffery Chock

Tonight at the Diamond: David Rudder & Tony Hall’s Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club

David Rudder’s play-in-a-song “The Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club” brings old-time Port of Spain back to life on stage
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Maroon Mandala, by and courtesy Charles Campbell

Art Buzz (January/Febraury 2006)

Jamaica’s National Gallery looks at new artists through the Curator’s Eye • Che Lovelace explores the mysteries of Carnival and freedom
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Going the distance

Run, swim, cycle: endurance events like the triathlon and the marathon are taking off across the Caribbean
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Illustration by James Hackett

Island Hopper – Janurary/February 2006

What’s happening in the Caribbean in January and February, and where
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Butter must come

Does anyone still churn butter at home? How about Anu Lakhan? • Plus Debbie Jacob on the delights of roadside peanuts, and much more...
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Irénée Shaw. Photograph by Michelle Jorsling

Irénée Shaw: gazing at herself

What should Caribbean art look like? Trinidadian artist Irénée Shaw defies convention with her masterful — and often nude — self-portraits, which argue that all art should start from the personal, says Annie Paul
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Machel Montano. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

New Wave of Trinidad Music

The rhythm of Trinidad Carnival is always changing. The sounds of today — loud, fast, saucy — are rooted in the past, but reflect life as it is in 21st-century Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Beat looks at four major trends in today's music - rapso, chutney, ragga soca, and "groovy soca"- and some of the artists riding this musical wave
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