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Issue 101

Issue 101

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CD Reviews – January/February 2010

CD Reviews – January/February 2010

The new music that is reflecting the region right now.

Photo taken from Caribbean Food Made Easy with Levi Roots. Photograph courtesy Octopus Publishing Group/ Chris Terry

Levi Roots: singing for his supper

UK-based singer and chef Levi Roots is as hot as his Reggae Reggae Sauce. Franka Philip joins his fan club.

The Real McCoy. Illustration by Nikolai Noel

Not a drop to drink

The era of Prohibition led to a flourishing trade in contraband West Indian rum – and moonshine. James Ferguson takes a nip of the real McCoy.

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Rock steady rules

A new documentary digs up the roots of reggae. Garry Steckles joins in this joyful reunion.

Peter Samuel on stage as The Midnight Robber, alter ego to the traditional Carnival street character. Photograph courtesy Callaloo company

Film Reviews – January/February 2010

The new films that are reflecting the region right now.

Gabriel with some of his creations. Photograph courtesy Soul Jazz Records

Book Reviews – January/February 2010

The new books that are reflecting the region right now.

Yuletide, Home and Abroad, a seminal `big head` band by Cito Velasquez. Photograph courtesy Mark Lyndersay from the Kingsley Collection

The gift of the past

In a bag of old, scratched negatives, photographer Mark Lyndersay found priceless images of the Trinidad Carnival of half a century ago.

A section of the band Mesopotamia BC played in 1965. Photograph courtesy Harts

Harts Carnival: band of the years

For 50 years, Harts has been bringing out a fun Carnival band. They shared three generations of a family tradition with Lisa Allen-Agostini .

2009 Pic-o-de-Crop winner, Red Plastic Bag (left). Photograph courtesy Barbados Tourism Authority

Red plastic bag is a rolling stone

For a professional calypsonian, it’s always Carnival season. N’delamiko Lord tries to keep up with the calypso king of Barbados.