Post Tagged with: "Issue 65 (January/February 2004)"

George Bailey in the 1960s

George Bailey: the monarch

George Bailey, 1935 - 1970: "Sir George" won the lasting affection of ordinary spectators as no designer has before or since.

It’s a brown world

It’s a brown world

At home in Trinidad, Caroline Taylor’s multi-ethnic identity is no mystery; the rest of the world is a totally different melting-pot.

Illustration by Russel Halfhide

The Dragon Can’t Dance

The Dragon Can’t Dance explores the contradictions between the power and beauty of Trinidad’s Carnival and the social and personal issues hiding behind the costumes. James Ferguson argues that Earl Lovelace’s novel comes closer than any other literary work to the truth of the mas’.

Ken Morris in 1982, at the Savannah with Peter Minshall's band Papillon. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Ken Morris: the copper man

Ken Morris, 1924 - 1992: This master craftsman transformed a traditional Carnival technique into high art.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

A pelau of her own

Pelau = rice + meat + pigeon peas, right? Not if Anu Lakhan has her way. A plea for pea-free pelau.

Celo Velasquez in 2003. Photograph by Media and Editorial Projects Ltd.

Cito Velasquez: the king-maker

Cito Velazquez, born 1929: His wire-bending expertise made the most intricate, elaborate designs possible.

Frank Collymore, Photography courtesy the Estate of Frank Collymore

Frank Collymore: the man who loved to have fun

For 40 years, Frank Collymore, writer and editor of the magazine Bim, was a major figure in West Indian letters... Meet the man behind the reputation..

Irvin McWilliams in 1972, in costume at the Savannah. Photograph by Noel Norton

Irvin McWilliams: the man of the people

Irvin McWilliams, born 1920: "Mac" celebrated the everyday life of Trinidad and Tobago, pioneering "indigenous mas".

The beach at Mayaro

10 things to do in Trinidad after Carnival

When the music stops and the costumes are put away, there’s still a multitude of things to keep Carnival visitors here in Trinidad a few days or weeks.

"Diamond Jim" Harding in the early 1990s. Photograph by Jason Griffith

The admirals: George Harding & Jason Griffith

"Diamond Jim" Harding and Jason Griffith: The kings of fancy sailor mas reigned over their surreal genre for 60 years.