Reggaeton style

Reggaeton consists of rapping in Spanish over rhythms derived from Jamaican dancehall and salsa. These styles have existed for years, but until the nineties, when Puerto Rican artists began putting…

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“The light I fashion”

Let my greatnesses transcend my indecencies and let the sun that nature fashioned to make trees green be as nothing to the light I fashion to make myself nothingness. In…

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Celebrating victory

Trinidad and Tobago turned into a huge party last night, after the national football team’s victory over Bahrain in the qualifying match that sends us to the World Cup. The…

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Caribbean travel in the Times

The Travel section of today’s New York Times is a special “Caribbean issue”, with stories on Carnaval in the Dominican Republic, snorkelling in the US Virgin Islands, and the resurrection…

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The story of Ram

Ramleela is a Hindu tradition still celebrated in India. It made the passage to the Caribbean in the memory and consciousness of the indentured Indian, was revived here and has…

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“Tings a guan good”

The Jamaica Gleaner reports today that Sean Paul’s latest album The Trinity has now sold 200,000 copies in the US and 600,000 in the rest of the world–bringing it within…

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