Arts & Culture

At New York’s Blue Note, Combining the Worlds of Jazz and Reggae

 Above: the Blue Note By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander will be launching a series of collaborative shows at the Blue Note in New York City next month, aiming to bring together the worlds of jazz …

Making the Music of Martinique: An Interview with Esy Kennenga

 Above: Esy Kennenga in Miami (CJ Photo) MIAMI — He’s one of the most popular singers today from the island of Martinique, and Esy Kennenga’s fame now reaches across the French Caribbean and mainland Europe. The 29-year-old Kennenga, who recently …

Chef Ron Duprat Talks Haiti

 Above: Chef Ron Duprat A native of Haiti, Chef Ron Duprat has quickly become one of the best-known Caribbean-born chefs in the world, most notably as a competitor on season six of Bravo’s Top Chef television series. Duprat, has remained …

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 Above: the 4H Stew Festival in Jamaica (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal It’s called “Eat Jamaican,” and the Jamaica Agricultural Society hopes its new campaign will get Jamaicans to start thinking about eating locally-produced foods. The campaign, which was …

 Above: Jamaica Jamaica’s tourism campaign is taking One Love in a new direction — sort of. One Love has been the “theme song” of Jamaica’s tourism product for more than two decades, and the country’s latest commercial puts a slightly …

 Above: lobster pizza at Edith’s (all photos by CJ) LOBSTER pizza. Yes, it’s a real thing, and once you try it, you’ll never see pizza the same way again. The magic happens in Bimini in the Bahamas, about 50 miles …

 Above: a photo from the exhibition By the Caribbean Journal staff Charleston, South Carolina has long been among the most “Caribbean” cities in the United States. The similarities between Charleston and islands like Barbados in architecture, food, dialect and social …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of local craft artisans from St Kitts and Nevis left the country Tuesday for a training programme in Taiwan. Molly Imelda Byron and Randy Thomas, both of the …

 Above: Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn on “Homeland” By the Caribbean Journal staff It has been a big month for Puerto Rico’s film and television industry, with the island making its latest screen debut on the hit Showtime series “Homeland.” …

 What’s the capital of the Caribbean? Is it Port of Spain? Is it Kingston? For many, the answer has long been Miami. Miami is a hub of Caribbean culture, thought and food, meaning you can find the world of the …

 Above: a scene from “Runner, Runner” By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake vehicle Runner, Runner has a third major star: the island of Puerto Rico. The film, which is set for release at the …

 The Montpelier Plantation & Beach hotel in Nevis offers one of the finest dining experiences on the island. It’s led by Chef Benjamin Voisin, a native of Le Mans, France who moved to Nevis in November 2011 and whose culinary …

 Above: Chef Charles Smith NATURALLY, we love Caribbean food. And while we write about it often, there’s always more to say — and to eat. So our new feature, Caribbean Plate, is an attempt to bring you more of the …

 Above: Elements By the Caribbean Journal staff A new restaurant on Aruba’s Eagle Beach has debuted with one primary focus: natural and organic cuisine. The eatery, Elements, is located at the Bucuti & Tara Resorts in Aruba, with a combination …

 Above: VS Naipaul By the Caribbean Journal staff A small home in the Port of Spain suburb of St James will soon become Trinidad’s newest museum. The museum will celebrate the work of VS Naipaul, who wrote “A House for …

 Above: the new play By the Caribbean Journal staff We continue our coverage of St Lucian literary legend Derek Walcott this week with a first look at the premiere of his new play, O Starry Starry Night. The show premiered …

 Above: Derek Walcott By the Caribbean Journal staff A new book examines the work of St Lucia native Derek Walcott, from his earliest poetry to his most recent collections. “Interlocking Basins of a Globe — Essays on Derek Walcott,” published …

 Above: Maracas Beach (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MARACAS BEACH, TRINIDAD — “We eat them before they eat us.” That’s the common refrain in Trinidad, where a shark sandwich is one of the country’s de facto national dishes. …