Post Tagged with: "Issue 93 (September/October 2008)"

Dancer Roma Johnny puts on gunguru bells before performing the concert`s opening piece, Vandana. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Rhythms of our people

One of the rhythms of the Caribbean is that of classical Indian dance. Lisa Allen-Agostini is entranced by a kathak ballet.

One of San Fernando`s more adventurous steelbands, Golden Hands, costumed for a performance of The Rainmakers. Photograph courtesy Vibert Medford

Golden Hands: Trinidad’s band of gold

Ray Funk profiles Golden Hands, a pan ensemble from South Trinidad, who are travelling to Texas to present their innovative preformance piece The Rain.

The earthship after nine days of work. Photograph by Melanie Archer

The earthship has landed

Melanie Archer finds that one man’s trash can become another man’s castle, as she travels to Jamaica to work on an eco-friendly house.

Cameraman Justo Fuentes sets up a panoramic shot of Old Havana rooftops. Photograph by Ian Craig

The revolution is being televised

Cuba’s film school now accepts students from the English-speaking Caribbean. Ian Craig takes a workshop there.

The facade of the Teatro Amazonas. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

Manaus: concrete and jungle

Deep in the Brazilian rainforest, Jonathan Ali sips cocktails in the Paris of the Amazon, the city of Manaus.

St Lucia's largest village, Choiseul, in the distance. Photograph by Laura Dowrich-Phillips

Jounen Kwéyòl: celebrating the St. Lucian creole

Laura Dowrich-Phillips travels to St Lucia for Jounen Kwéyòl, an annual celebration of Creole culture.

Nearlin Taitt: the secret Trinidadian hero of Jamaican music

Nearlin Taitt: the secret Trinidadian hero of Jamaican music

Nearlin Taitt, a Trinidadian, started in steelband, then invented rocksteady in Jamaica. Kim Johnson turns the spotlight on one of the mysteries of Ca.

From left, brothers Nicholas and Nigel Rojas and Obasi Springer of Orange Sky. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Reaching for the sky

Local rock band Orange Sky are buzzed about being the main opening act for the legendary American rock band The Scorpions.

Cedella Booker. Photograph by UrbanImage.tv/56 Hope Road Music/Adrian Boot

Cedella Booker: mother of a legend

He inherited her musical talent and her indomitable spirit to become the first Third World superstar. Debbie Jacob looks back at the interwoven live.

Shaggy. Photograph courtesy VP Records

CD reviews (September/October 2008)

Reviews of some new Caribbean CDs.