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  • Shynel Brizan: “You have a special power when you are on stilts” | Own words
    Two-time Queen of Carnival Shynel Brizan on how she got into stilt-walking and moko jumbie mas; balancing the demands of Carnival with motherhood; and the experience of winning her second title last year while four months pregnant — as told to Caroline Taylor The post Shynel Brizan: “You have a special power when you are […]
  • Anton de Kom: reclaiming “Papa de Kom” | On this day
    Suriname’s great freedom fighter Anton de Kom was born 125 years ago. His work — including We Slaves of Suriname, which has recently been published in English — and his short, tragic life deserve to be much better known, writes James Ferguson The post Anton de Kom: reclaiming “Papa de Kom” | On this day […]
  • Towards more sustainable festivals | Green
    With their ephemeral nature and reliance on a great number of “single use” materials, Erline Andrews looks at how Caribbean diaspora festivals can become more environmentally sustainable — and at some of the organisations leading the way The post Towards more sustainable festivals | Green appeared first on Caribbean Beat Magazine.
  • Soca gold — soca music turns 50 | Backstory
    It’s been 50 years since soca music emerged in Trinidad & Tobago. Nigel A Campbell looks back at the birth and evolution of the music that’s become the soundtrack to Caribbean carnivals around the world — and continues to seek a commercial life beyond it The post Soca gold — soca music turns 50 | Backstory […]
  • Two paths, one Tobago | Destination
    Tobago is an island of contrasts that offers a range of distinct experiences for visitors. Some like to be in the centre of the action and follow the well-beaten paths to Tobago’s best-known attractions. Others prefer quiet escapes, far from the madding crowds, and as close to being off-grid as possible. Aisha Sylvester introduces both […]


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