Post Tagged with: "Issue 85 (May/June 2007)"

Top Gun. Photograph by Tim Wright

Sea and be seen

Angostura Sail Week 2007 promises to be full of surprises.

Viburt Bernard of Sybil’s Bakery. Photograph courtesy Viburt Bernard

Making it in New York

Erline Andrews seeks out successful Caribbean entrepreneurs in New York.

Carlos Lezama: The Father of Brooklyn Carnival. Photograph by Glenda Cadogan

Passing of a king of carnival: Carlos Lezama

Carlos Lezama, “the Father of Brooklyn Carnival”, hailed as a shining example.

Toronto Islanders, with Trini friends, form a Cow Band for J`Ouvert, Carnival 1987. Photograph by Gera Dillon

Fire and ice

A settlement of Canadians builds Trinidad-style costumes in the bitter winter of the Great Lakes. Donna Yawching questions their sanity.

Ginetta: trumpeter, singer and composer of Ginetta`s Vendetta. Photograph by Raymond Davey

Ocho Rios: jazzing up Jamaica

World Jazz takes the spotlight at the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival in Jamaica.

Michael Cherrie: ’The Black Brando‘. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Michael Cherrie blossoms

He’s been dubbed “the Black Brando” and, writes Caroline Taylor, Michael Cherrie’s future as an actor seems assured.

Klive Walker explores hidden complexities of race, culture and class in Jamaica`s hierarchical social strata. Photograph courtesy Insomniac Press

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2007)

Reggae explored in Dubwise: Reasoning From the Reggae Underground and What the Deejay Said: A Critique from The Street.

Traditional West Indian seasonings. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Caribbean herbal remedies

Salted cod, pigeon peas, curry powder. Franka Philip finds all the West Indian ingredients she needs in London to make her kitchen smell like home.

Storm Saulter behind the camera on the Better Mus Come set. Photograph courtesy Firefly Films

Film buzz (May/June 2007)

Storm Saulter stirring up the Jamaican film industry, and in Roots Time, rastafarians rule.

Photograph courtesy Oxford University Press

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse: landscape of love

James Ferguson finds consolations in The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse.