Arts & Culture

In Miami, the Modern Art of Cuba

October 6, 2014 | 8:12 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Abel Barroso, La Mesa de las Negociaciones, 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the Pan American Art Projects gallery in Miami's Wynwood district is taking a look at the diversity of contemporary art in Cuba. The show, Permutations, brings together the works of five artists who both live and work in Cuba: Abel Barroso, J Roberto Diago, more...

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Caribbean Plate: A Recipe For Coconut Chips From Jamaica

September 4, 2014 | 5:18 pm | 0 Comment

Coconut Chips

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Need a nibble to go with that rum punch? Do what the folks at Ocho Rios’ Jamaica Inn do during their nightly cocktail hour and whip up a bunch of these crispy coconut chips. The oven-baked snacks are super-simple to make, fiber-rich, and, if you indulge in moderation, won’t blow your diet. (Because we like to save all our more...

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Raoul Peck’s Newest Film, “Murder in Pacot,” Is a Mystery Set in Haiti

August 19, 2014 | 10:04 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin in Murder in Pacot By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's latest work is a murder mystery set in Port-au-Prince. The film, Murder in Pacot, is a joint Haitan, French and Norwegian production, examining a well-off couple's life in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. The film, which is set in a villa more...

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Island Shop: An Ode to Jamaican Sculptor Gene Pearson

August 8, 2014 | 10:38 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor What do I have in common with Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, and Bill Clinton? Not a whole lot. Except that we’re all fans of celebrated Jamaican sculptor Gene Pearson. His work caught my eye back in the ‘90s, and I fondly remember my first Pearson purchase, a ceramic mask, from an art gallery in Montego Bay. It cost more...

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A Tree Grows in Nevis

August 1, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor ITS SUGAR MILL aside, the weeping fig tree that presides over the great house at Nevis’ Montpelier Plantation and Beach is the inn’s most iconic image, welcoming guests to the tranquil 19-room property where Princess Diana and her sons once famously retreated. And its almost as famous, constantly being photographed by more...

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Haiti’s Tabou Combo, Jamaica’s Jah Cure to Headline World Creole Music Festival

July 8, 2014 | 5:51 am | 0 Comment


Above: Tabou Combo By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti's Tabou Combo and Jamaica's Jah Cure are among the headliners for this year's World Creole Music Festival in Dominica. The festival, which will take place from Oct. 24 to 26, will be hosted at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, Dominica. Other acts include Puerto Rican merengue singer Elvis Crespo, who more...

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Tessanne Chin Comes Full Circle in St Kitts

June 29, 2014 | 1:35 am | 0 Comment


Above: Tessanne Chin at the St Kitts Music Festival (photos by CJ) By Alexander Brtiell BASSETERRE – It was a year ago that Tessanne Chin was slated to perform here at what was the 17th annual St Kitts Music Festival. But at the last minute, Chin was let out of her contract by organizers, for a very good reason: she was launching an international career on more...

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Haiti: UNESCO to Send Experts to Explore Possible Santa Maria Wreck

June 23, 2014 | 9:44 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492, Emanuel Leutze, 1855 By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will be sending a team of experts to provide technical assistance to the site of an underwater shipwreck thought to contain the remains of Columbus' Santa Maria. The team announced this month more...

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At Haiti’s National Museum, Finding a Bond With Louisiana

May 31, 2014 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment


Above: United States Ambassador to Haiti Pamela White at the new exhibit By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at Haiti's Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) explores the relationship between the US state of Louisiana and Haiti. The exhibit, "The Ties That Bind" will be open to the public through June 6. It features works by noted more...

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Finding Goya in Grand Cayman

May 23, 2014 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment


Above: Francisco de Goya, Tal para qual By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Spain's great art masters is visiting Grand Cayman. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has been loaned a series of 200-year-old etchings by painter Francisco de Goya. The exhibition, which launched on Thursday, will last through Aug. 28, with a lecture on Saturday by the more...

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