Arts & Culture

Bahamian History, Through the Lens

 Above: Tida Wave Reaching for Finish (All photos by Roland Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new exhibition at Nassau’s D’Aguilar Art Foundation takes a look at the history of the Bahamas through the lens of noted photographer Roland Rose. …

For Sea Turtles in Nevis, Signs of Hope

 Above: Banjo returns to the ocean (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — It’s been more than a decade since Lemuel Pemberton began his efforts to save the nesting sea turtle population on the island of Nevis. Over …

Remembering Compay Segundo

 Above: Compay Segundo (centre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Compay Segundo was one of the titans of Cuban music until he passed away 10 years ago this month, and a new album takes a look at the history of his …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: members of the Barbados culinary team (CJ Photo) MIAMI — It’s a cornucopia of colours: green breadfruit, brown cassava, yellow peppers. And the ingredients on this table will decide the best chefs in the Caribbean. Around 50 of the …

 This week’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami will test some of the best chefs in the Caribbean, including a team from growing culinary power Anguilla. That squad will be led by veteran chef Dean Samuel, who began his …

 Above: Belo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian singer Belo has released a new music video, “Banm Nouvel Ou.” The video, which was officially launched on Thursday, examines the the “lack of support of female musicians” and their …

 By Alexander Britell Jamaican cuisine has always featured superb dishes, from jerk to jackfruit, but in recent years, the definition of Jamaican cuisine has begun to change. And Chef Kenrick Stewart is one of a wave of Jamaican chefs looking …

 Above: Carlos Anthonij By Alexander Britell For Carlos Anthonij, the love of food began at a young age. Anthonij, a native of Curacao, drew his passion from following his grandmother, who worked for years as a dishwasher in kitchens across …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica says it is placing an increased emphasis on the cultivation of cassava. That’s already starting to take root thanks to a planned partnership with beer producer Red Stripe. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba will be holding a Haitian Cultural Week in Havana beginning next week, Cuba’s government announced. The seven-day event will focus on a “large sample of artistic work and traditions” from Haiti. According …

 Above: the Taste of Haiti event in North Miami (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Haitian cuisine was on full display Saturday at the first annual Taste of Haiti at the Museum of Contemporary Art Plaza in …

 Above: the Haitian Heritage Museum By Alexander Britell MIAMI — A new exhibition at the Design District-based Haitian Heritage Museum takes a look at the history of Haiti’s road to freedom. Chimen Libete, (“The Road to Freedom”), is a collaboration …

 Above: the Ernest Hemingway Museum in Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff The Ernest Hemingway Museum in Cuba will soon have a new sculpture for its collection. The work, by Italian artist Renzo Orvieto, was donated by fellow Italian Franco …

 Above: the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — It is not so much a museum as an ongoing archaeological excavation. For decades, some of the world’s greatest cricketers have passed through the …

 Above: the coral nursery at the Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire (Photo: Buddy Dive Resort) By Alexander Britell KRALENDIJK — From overfishing and pollution to disease and climate change, the Caribbean’s coral reefs are in serious jeopardy. But a dive …

 Above: Wolfgang Senatus (CJ Photo) Wolfgang Senatus, who was born in Port-au-Prince and was brought to Miami at the age of 2, has taken his brush to walls across the Little Haiti neighbourhood and Miami’s Wynwood area, helping to spearhead …

 WHAT WILL the Caribbean look like in 2030? What should it look like? Whether it’s CARICOM integration, regional transport, or tourism, everyone has an opinion on the problems of today’s Caribbean. But what the region needs are forward-looking solutions — …

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PORT-AU-PRINCE — “The impact is not only having a good orchestra — this is the least you can do. The big impact is changing minds.” It could be an arpeggio, a chord, or …