Arts & Culture

In Martinique, A Major Performance Art Festival

 The island of Martinique is playing host to a major new global arts festival this week: the International Festival of Performance Art. The event is being held through April 22 at the Hotel Imperatrice in Fort de France. It’s being …

Major Caribbean Arts Festival Coming to Barbados

 The 13th edition of the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, CARIFESTA, is coming to Barbados. The island nation will host more than 3,000 artists and artisans for the Caribbean Festival of the Arts, a showcase for arts including dance, music, theater, …

The Perfect Phone Case, Straight from the Caribbean

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Forget straw baskets and canvas beach bags; there’s a new way to carry a piece of the Caribbean with you. British Virgin Islands-based designer Kristin Frazer, owner of Trèfle Designs, has partnered with manufacturer OtterBox …

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 Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, has announced the launch of “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song,” a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi’s love his country and the sounds of its …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Nassau-based gallery and artist cooperative Popop International Center for the Visual Arts has announced it will be exhibiting at international art fair Volta NY for the fourth consecutive year. The selected galleries hail from 50 cities …

 The Marley family has been continuing to expand the power of its name for years, both in the musical realm and beyond. And it’s now clear that the newest branches of Bob Marley’s family tree are equally strong. Marley’s 19-year-old …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States has launched a new exhibition aimed at highlighting the poets of the Caribbean region. “Poets of the Caribbean” opened this week at the headquarters of the OAS in Washington, DC. …

 A major new Caribbean film hub By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Is Antigua the new Caribbean Hollywood? Golden Island Filmworks, an independent feature film finance and production company, has closed on a $125 million equity financing agreement with the government of …

 A new look through artistic engagement By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s a new kind of art in one Puerto Rican city. Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado is leading a new movement in the territory’s urban space, looking to revitalize …

 Exploring the new memoir Finding Samuel Lowe by Paula Williams By Dana NIlandCJ Contributor “Finding Samuel Lowe” chronicles author Paula Williams Madison’s search not only for her grandfather she never knew – the eponymous Samuel – but for a family and a …

 Hearing (and tasting) Curaçao By the Caribbean Journal staff They gather here every Sunday. Here at Jaanchie’s, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Curaçao, a place that has been here for almost eight decades. Set in a ranch-style building in …

 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival set for 10th edition By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Film enthusiasts will gather in Trinidad and Tobago this September for the tenth annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. This year’s TTFF will feature films from and …

 From Tortola to the world By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Kristin Frazer is the founder and lead designer of Trèfle Inc., located in the British Virgin Islands. She launched the company, which specializes in swimwear and resort wear for women …

 Above: the new interior garden at MUPANAH By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, one of the Caribbean’s leading museums, has gotten a makeover. This week, the museum has completed the first phase of an extension …

 Above: Fass, Paul Kain By David CaveCJ Contributor Paul Kain’s From the Streets (2015) : The Absence of Pretense The 27 pieces of Paul Kain’s latest exhibition at Soft Box Gallery hit you; like someone smacking you to the floor …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We might not be able to relax like the rich and famous do in the Caribbean (mega-yachts, plush villas, private jets and beach butlers … you know the drill) but we can live the luxe …

 Above: Amour a Soweto by Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami’s Haitian Heritage Museum is launching the fourth edition of its popular Les Jacmeliens art exhibit timed for the city’s famous Art Basel cultural week. This year’s …

 Above: photos of Aljournal Miller and Emanuel Alexiou (Photos: Bahamian Project) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition in the Bahamas looks to capture the spirit of the Bahamian people in photographs. The exhibition at the Salus Project Gallery …