Arts & Culture

Caribbean Art: A New Look at the Contemporary Art of Haiti

 Above: one of the works by Joseph Eddy Pierre (courtesy of Kolektif 509) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Kolektif 509 will be holding its third exhibition of contemporary Haitian art beginning Friday, Nov. 7. This year’s exhibition is being …

In Miami, the Modern Art of Cuba

 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 …

Caribbean Plate: A Recipe For Coconut Chips From Jamaica

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 …

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 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 …

 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 …

 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. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: the rhums of Pere Labat in Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MARIE-GALANTE — “I SHOULD do all my shopping here,” I think to myself. Yes, this is a rum distillery, but it’s also a rum …

 Above: Professor Mervyn Morris (centre) (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has named Professor Mervy Morris as the country’s latest Poet Laureate after the position had gone unfilled for more than six decades. Morris, who is a professor …

 Above: Arnoldo Roche Rabell, We Have to Dream in Blue, 1986. Collection of John T. Belk III and Margarita Serapion, Photo: Courtesy of Walter Otero Gallery By the Caribbean Journal staff A major Caribbean art exhibition is set to open …

 Above: “Young Mothers,” Karl Parboosingh, 1965, oil on hardboard. By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands takes a look at the art of Jamaica in the 1960s and 1970s. This period …

 Above: After Heade: Moonlit Landscape, 2013, Edouard Duval-Carrié’s By the Caribbean Journal staff An upcoming solo exhibition at the new Perez Art Museum in Miami will feature the work of acclaimed Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié’s. The exhibition, “Imagined Landscapes,” which …

 Above: produce at the St. Croix Agriculture and Food Fair (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST CROIX — “Easy now. It’s hot.” That’s the warning from Velma Cruz, who’s been bringing her hot sauce to St Croix’s Agriculture …

 Above: a photo from “Dance This Way” By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at the Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France in St Barth is featuring the photography of world-renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. The exhibition, called “Dance This Way,” …