The Harder They Come on stage

‘Tis the season, it would appear, to talk about adaptations of Caribbean classics. Last week the intrepid JT mentioned in these pages a London stage musical based on V. S….

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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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Caribbean Beat in Stabroek

In his Arts on Sunday column in today’s Stabroek News, Al Creighton takes a look at the current issue of Caribbean Beat and praises five features in which, he says,…

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Soca soccer

Much elation in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend after Friday’s FIFA World Cup draw in Germany. The Soca Warriors are in Group B along with England, Sweden and Paraguay. Jack…

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Biswas: the musical?

Did you know that the famous James Bond movie theme originated in a musical version of a V.S. Naipaul novel? I certainly didn’t, but maybe I’m the last one to…

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Marooned

Alice Backer at kiskeyAcity pointed me to this Jamaica Observer article about the Guadeloupean film Neg Maron, which was shown in Jamaica as part of the 29th annual Francophone Film…

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Respect

Caribbean Beat has profiled some of the Caribbean’s most brilliant pan performers, players like Ray Holman and Andre Tanker, and over the years we have followed the growing quantity and…

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Caribbean Beat on the great Brian Lara

Brian Lara celebrates in Adelaide (Image courtesy Digicel) By now it’s practically stale news in the cricketing world that West Indies batsman Brian Lara has added yet another record to…

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Stormy weather

In the current issue of Caribbean Beat, Richard Costas writes about hurricanes and the horrendous impact they can make on small island economies (and insurers).Richard was writing in the wake…

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To read or not to read?

What do people want from an inflight magazine, I wonder? Whenever I travel on BWIA, I look around to see what fellow passengers are doing with Caribbean Beat. Usually, some…

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