Post Tagged with: "Issue 76 (November/December 2005)"

The Calypso Dreams poster. Photograph by Michael Horne/Courtesy Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne

Sweet Calypso dreams

Garry Steckles on Calypso Dreams, the documentary by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne that celebrates the golden age of Trinidad calypso.

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley. Photograph by B+/courtesy Tuff Gong/Universal Records

Damian Marley: The name of the son

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley steps out of his father’s shadow with his new album Welcome to Jamrock.

John Hearne. Photography courtesy Peter Ferguson

John Hearne: two worlds in the blood

James Ferguson wonders if a new edition of John Hearne’s novel Voices Under the Window will revive the reputation of this pioneering Jamaican writer.

Illustration by James Hackett

Have her cake and eat it

Attillah Springer on the world’s best black cake — her granny’s.

Duck treason. Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Caribbean Cookup – November/December 2005

Articles for various contributors on what's cooking in the region .

Ibrahim Ferrer recording a duet with Omara Portuondo. Photograph by Donata Wenders/Courtesy

Ibrahim Ferrer: Bolero Ultimo

Simon Lee remembers Ibrahim Ferrer, the honey-voiced Cuban singer who leaped to fame after he starred on the Buena Vista Social Club album.

Pamenos Ballantyne. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Pamenos Ballantyne: “Everyone is a winner”

Vincentian long-distance runner Pamenos Ballantyne on discipline, success, and his plans for the future — as told to Kwame Laurence.

Giant termite mounds, a dozen feet tall, tower over the savannah. Photograph by Philip Sander

Aishalton dairy

In Guyana’s remote south Rupununi, the Wapishana village of Aishalton is rarely visited by outsiders. Liam Taylor spent a year teaching there, growing to love the rhythm of this place far from home.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Island Hopper – November/December 2005

Dates of events happening around the Caribbean.

Male rufous-tailed jacamar, a common bird of Trinidad and Tobago’s forests. Photograph by Stephen Broadbridge

Twin-island pleasures: Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago may be the Caribbean’s most various country, an unexpected microcosm of the whole region, sometimes bewildering to visitors. Four locals- Jamie Elliot, Pat Ganase, Tracy Assing, and Dylan Kerrigan- offer personal introductions and insiders' tips to help you have a good time.