Post Tagged with: "Issue 83 (January/February 2007)"

Christian Campbell. Photograph courtesy Christian Campbell

Christian Campbell: dreaming again

Bahamian poet Christian Campbell demands his place.

Yellow heliconia at Under the Pipe. Photograph by Mary Walters

Gardening in the tropics

Looking at her one-acre garden in Dominica, Polly Patullo muses over the links between landscape, memory, and desire.

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2007)

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2007)

Edric Connor’s memoirs, and a roundup of other new books.

Clem Seecharan. Photograph courtesy London Metropolitan University

Clem Seecharan: history man

Clem Seecharan left his home village in Berbice, Guyana, with a yearning to understand his country and his people.

Rhythm roundup (January/February 2007)

Rhythm roundup (January/February 2007)

Guadeloupean saxophonist Jacques Schwartz-Bart marries the rhythms of gwoka drum traditions with contemporary musical styles and more.

Aerial view of Emancipation Park at dusk. Photograph by Varun Baker

Free space: Emancipation Park in New Kingston

Emancipation Park, an oasis in the middle of New Kingston, is a rare open public space in Jamaica’s capital.

Machel Montano in 1986. Photograph courtesy TNT News Centre

Music buzz (January/February 2007)

Soca star Machel Montano celebrates his 25th anniversary in the artform with a “High Definition” theme for Carnival 2007.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Playing for profit

The 2007 Cricket World Cup, hosted for the first time by the West Indies, is a big deal for Caribbean sports fans — but also for Caribbean economies.

Members of Arts-in-Action portraying traditional Carnival characters. Photograph courtesy Arts-in-Action

Ready for Arts-in-Action

Arts-in-Action is a Trinidad-based group on the cutting edge of art as a means of social change.

Illustrations by Shalini Seereeram

Appliance amours & guilt tripping

Anu Lakhan mourns her dearly departed fridge; Kellie Magnus attempts to wrangle an interview with chef Colin Hylton.