Post Tagged with: "Issue 81 (September/October 2006)"

Nasio. Photograph courtesy Helen Fontaine

Nasio Fontaine: hear his cry

Dominican musician Nasio Fontaine proclaims the righteous message of reggae on his album Universal Cry.

All images are from the opening ceremony of Carifesta VI in Trinidad and Tobago in 1995. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Carifesta IX: celebrating ourselves

In late September, Trinidad and Tobago will host the ninth Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture, Carifesta IX.

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2006)

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2006)

Elizabeth Nunez’s novel Prospero’s Daughter and a glimpse at the Caribbean’s most glamorous homes.

Tools of the minting trade. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

On the money

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago’s Money Museum, partly designed by the late Illya Furlonge-Walker, does more than display coins and banknotes.

Rhythm roundup (September/October 2006)

Rhythm roundup (September/October 2006)

New albums celebrate Jamaican mento and the Dominican Republic’s bachata and merengue, plus the latest from Honest Jon and Mystic Revelation.

Andrew Hurley’s Ford Puma Evo blasts through the stage at Duck Pond during Rally Barbados 2005. Photograph by Narend Sooknarine/

Faster, higher, deeper: eco adventure in the Caribbean

More and more visitors come to the Caribbean not just for our beaches and our festivals, but for physical adventure.

Youth debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 charts. Photograph courtesy Dan Mandell

Music buzz (September/October 2006)

Matisyahu proves Jewish reggae is no gimmick; the Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan and Jazz Festival turns four.

West Indies captain Clive Lloyd lifts the trophy at the 1975 Cricket World Cup as Prince Philip watches. Photograph by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A short history of World Cup Cricket

The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies will be the ninth staging of this major sporting event.

Gillian Moor, Songshine producer. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Words from underground

Trinidad’s open-mike performance circuit thrives outside the limelight.

Desmond Dekker performing in London in 1985. Photograph by David Corio

Reggae pioneer: Desmond Dekker

Garry Steckles remembers the late Desmond Dekker, the man who introduced Jamaican music to an international audience.