Playlist: Attillah’s top 10 11 J’Ouvert songs

Over at her blog, Attillah Springer is already thinking about J’Ouvert–and she’s compiled a list of her top ten J’Ouvert tunes–and already tacked on an afterthought, which brings the list…

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2005 reading: NL

Last Friday Jeremy posted his reflections on his 2005 Caribbean reading, and I promised the rest of the Beat bloggers would follow. It looks like I’m next. As it happens,…

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"You’re beautiful, you’re beautiful"

“Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Barthelemy” by Georgia Popplewell This ought to be of special interest to Georgia: Paul Schneider’s “Beginner’s Guide to St Barts” in the New York Times. …as you…

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Who killed the middle class?

If you want to find out, or think you know who killed the middle class, book a seat for Woodbine or The Last of the Redmen, written, directed and performed…

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Caribbean blog timeline

Towards a history of the Caribbean blogosphere: 11 key moments, listed over at Global Voices.

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Lookback: Calabash ’05

Since we’re in literary mode today–I’ve only just come across this report by Kevin Le Gendre on the 2005 edition of the Calabash International Literary Festival, held in Treasure Beach…

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2005 reading: JT

We’re still in that new-yearish part of January when it’s common to be thinking over the twelve months just past–and compiling one’s best-of lists, for the sake of posterity. Here…

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How to say irie in Mandarin

Caribbean-born sci-fi writer Nalo Hopkinson announces on her blog that two of her novels are to be translated into Chinese. “I wonder how they will deal with the creoles,” she…

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Outtake: Tony Hall on Lucky Diamond

In the January/February issue of Caribbean Beat, I report on The Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club, the Tony Hall musical based on David Rudder’s 2000 song of the same…

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"Caribbean"?

What does “Caribbean” mean? Is it just a geographical description, or a cultural definition, an aspiration, a state of mind? I’ve been thinking about the question of “Caribbeanness” a lot…

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