Issue 89
(January/February 2008)

In this Issue:

Assassin aka Jeffrey Campbell. Photograph courtesy VP Records

Happenings (January/February 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in January and February
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Frigate Bay Beach. Photograph by Michael Head

Seven days in St Kitts

Garry Steckles finds seven days of activities for you to do while in St Kitts and Nevis
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This rum shop has been sponsored and painted in Absolut vodka colours. Photograph by Paul Marshall

Barbados rum: the spirit of the sugar cane

Andrew Marshall snaps down sweet perfection in some of Barbados’s many rum shops
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Masquerader in Brooklyn`s children`s carnival. Photograph by Erline Andrews

Carnival come back again

Feathers, national flags and men peddling self-published books; it’s Carnival time not only in Trinidad and Tobago but also in the USA
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Burning Spear in a London studio, 1992. Photograph by UrbanImage.tv/Tim Barrow

Burning Spear: do you remember?

After 40 years, Burning Spear is an elder statesman of reggae. David Katz looks back at a long and glorious career
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Get Caught Reading series co-editor and author Nasser Khan with beaming schoolchildren who took part in the launch. Photograph by Petronella Griffith

Snapshots (January/February 2008)

A brief look at the achievements of some innovative Caribbean creators
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Wendell Manwarren--one of the three members of the group 3Canal. Photograph by Alex Smailes

Wendell Manwarren: none shall escape

3Canal member Wendell Manwarren speaks to Tracy Assing
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Fishtail ferns soften the edges of the riverstone path. Photograph by Michelle Jorsling

Sexy orange & purple petrea

Sharon Millar battles snakes, hard soil and a jungle-like backyard to create a garden that leaves her breathless with excitement
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David Rudder. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Is calypso dying?

Once upon a time calypso tents in Trinidad drew massive crowds. These days, some have closed their doors and others are struggling to survive
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Model Christiane Steel wears a caramel-coloured wedding dress from the 1970s. Photograph by Marlon Rouse

Meiling: the realm of style

Caribbean Beat editor Judy Raymond spent many arduous months following Trinidadian designer Meiling to document her career
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Starlift Steel Orchestra. Photograph courtesy Percy Pitts

Flashes of the pan

Kim Johnson is on a mission. He is compiling a National Steelband Archive but finding photos is hard. Beware, he may come knocking on your door soon
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Laventille Rhythm Section. Photograph by Robert Taylor

CD reviews (January/February 2008)

A roundup of the latest Caribbean music CDs
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Movie reviews (January/February 2008)

A roundup of some new Caribbean movies
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Lise Winer. Photograph by Marlon Rouse

Book reviews (January/February 2008)

Reviews of a wide variety of new Caribbean books
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In New York around 1990. Photograph courtesy UrbanImage.tv/Adrian Boot

Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare: Rhythm Twins of reggae

Garry Steckles runs into legendary musicians Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare
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Lord Nelson, Vice-Admiral of Britain`s Royal Navy. Photograph courtesy Mike Toy

Lords Nelson: mih lover

Admiral Lord Nelson was a philandering husband. Calypsonian Lord Nelson loves tight, brightly coloured jumpsuits
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Lemon five spice chicken. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

North stand nostalgia

Pelau, rice and peas, oil down, macaroni pie: it’s Carnival time again, and Franka Philip discusses the finer points of its culinary accompaniments
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Queen’s Park Oval. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Beyond a boundary

Vaneisa Baksh describes her unexpected response when she was finally granted membership in Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Cricket Club, 10 years later
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David Wears

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