January 21, 2020

From dancehall to calypso, a music lover’s guide to the Caribbean

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Written by Falene Nurse The Caribbean conjures up images of crystal clear waters, sunshine, and delicious cuisine. But Caribbean music tends to vary in rhythm and beat from island to island. Made up of over 28 nations, a rich tapestry of African, Indian and Latin influences date back almost four hundred years to create the […]

The beautiful flag women of Trinidad Carnival

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From Uncommon Caribbean You have no band without a beautiful flag woman. You have no band without an experienced flag woman. The band will have no control, the music will have no soul, The revelers wouldn’t play, their usual mas on carnival day. “Flag Woman” by Lord Kitchener There are few better primer’s for one’s […]