‘The Eyes of God’ deliver a message

‘The Eyes of God’ deliver a message

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – After a hiatus spanning several years, mas’ icon Peter Minshall  is back on the Trinidad Carnival scene. Minshall, well known internationally for his spectacular and  sometimes macabre presentations, is producing The Eyes of God for Trinidad Carnival 2018. It’s a sailor band that will be accompanied by the Exodus steelband. […]

Omni TV vibrates to a Caribbean beat on Saturdays

Omni TV vibrates to a Caribbean beat on Saturdays

By Stephen Weir Every Saturday afternoon for the past 14-years Alain Arthur has been warmly welcomed into hundreds of thousands of homes across Canada. He never gets old, never gets fat (wonder where that hair went anyway?) and he always has positive, fun stories to tell us about Caribbean Canadian culture. Not yet seen Caribbean […]

St. Lucian cultural icon dies at 87

St. Lucian cultural icon dies at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – The government of St. Lucia is mourning the death of cultural icon 87-year-old Theresa Hall who died late Thursday after a brief illness. In a statement, the government described Hall as a “true pioneer of Culture,” adding that her “passion and commitment to culture, and dance in particular, spans decades and has […]

Le Plaza Hotel promotes Haiti’s history and culture

Le Plaza Hotel promotes Haiti’s history and culture

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Travelers interested in exploring the rich cultural history of the French-Creole Caribbean nation of Haiti are being wooed by one of its distinguished hotels. Located in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the 60 year-old Le Plaza Hotel, a boutique 95-room property, wants travelers in North America, Europe and beyond to experience the diverse offerings […]

Obsidian Theatre is getting ready to hang the victim

Obsidian Theatre is getting ready to hang the victim

By Stephen Weir The set has been designed.  The costumes are being decided on this week.  Rehearsals begin right after the holiday break. Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre is in full-speed-ahead mode for the February North American premiere of hang by the accomplished young Black British-born Londoner debbie tucker green. (no capital letters please). Her 70-minute play, […]

Showing Caribbean Love in style

Showing Caribbean Love in style

The Caribbean Love concert Wednesday evening at Jamaica’s the National Indoor Sports Centre, had a number of top Jamaican and Caribbean entertainers giving their talent free, to aid in the reconstruction of regional islands that were hit by hurricanes earlier this year. The idea came from Josef Bagdanovich, owner of Downsounds Records as well as […]

La Petite Musical thrills again!

La Petite Musical thrills again!

A TrinBago Christmas was held last Sunday, to a full house at the Tropicana Center of Excellence in Scarborough. The evening’s program started with a segment titled Christmas Bacchanal that had songs like Christmas Coming, Caribbean Connection and Bottle and Spoon, which had a full narration of what is bacchanal. It then moved into a […]

16-year-old Leathers gets Archie Alleyne scholarship

16-year-old Leathers gets Archie Alleyne scholarship

By Lincoln DePradine A 16-year-old is the latest recipient of a bursary from the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF), which will help his pursuit of an already budding music career. William Leathers, whose favorite instrument is the piano, said he listens to various genres of music including classical, jazz, pop and reggae. “But the music […]

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