Post Tagged with: "Issue 78 (March/April 2006)"

Dennis de Caires in his studio in Barbados. Photograph courtesy Dennis de Caires

Art buzz (March/April 2006)

Guyana-born Dennis de Caires develops a metaphysics of colour in his “St George’s Paintings” • Tamara Sanowar-Makhan explores her Trinidadian roots....

The “screening room” at the St Barth Film Festival, with the projectionist in the window of the tennis club behind. Photograph by Georgia Popplewell

The accidental festival

How do you stage a film festival on an island with no cinema? The founders of the St Barth Festival of Caribbean Cinema had to get creative....

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Island hopper (March/April 2006)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in March and April, and where — from sailing to music to cricket to turtle-watching.

Etienne Charles. Photograph by Georgia Popplewell

Etienne Charles: “Next thing you know, a trumpet arrives in the mail”

Etienne Charles, up-and-coming 22-year-old Trinidadian trumpeter, on his inspirations and ambitions, and his preference for working with older greats.

Illustration by James Hackett

Running commentary

Kellie Magnus used to run with headphones on. Back in Jamaica, she discovers a whole new soundtrack.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Something’s fishy

The Caribbean is famous for its seafood. But Anu Lakhan is unimpressed. She makes her case against Neptune’s bounty ... plus much more.

Illustration courtesy Signal Books

Cuba: Yanqui doodle dandy

What could a 135-year-old visitor’s guide to Cuba possibly offer to today’s readers? A fascinating glimpse into the island’s social history.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith


Garry Steckles wonders where’s the Caribbean culture the new TV channel Tempo is supposed to showcase — and offers some suggestions to Tempo programme.

12’s frontman Sheldon Holder. Photograph by Alex Smailes

Go with the flow: 12 the band

12 the band, fronted by singer-songwriter Sheldon Holder, introduces “eclectic soul” to Trinidad.

Gloria Edwards. Photograph courtesy FirstCaribbean International Bank

Quiet heros

Gloria Edwards spent decades teaching Belizean youngsters to express themselves through the arts. Mavis Williams raised 25 adoptive Caymanian children.