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A Daughter of Calypso Returns Home

Keina Calliste By Lincoln Depradine Trinidadian Keina Calliste is the daughter of one of the Caribbean’s greatest calypsonians — but despite a family legacy in Grenada, she had never visited the island. “I like it,” she said. “It’s not that […]


Rihanna Discriminated Against for Caribbean Heritage, According to Lawsuit

By Alexander Britell A former lawyer for Gucci who worked on singer Rihanna’s contract with the design firm claims her superior discriminated against the Barbados-born singer because of her Caribbean heritage, according to the text of a complaint filed in […]

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Director Stevan Riley on his Film "Fire in Babylon" and the Power of Cricket

By Alexander Britell For almost fifteen years beginning in the 1970s, the West Indian cricket team was the best in the world, and perhaps the best side in any sport. In an era of prejudice and racial upheaval, the Windies […]

Singer Spragga Benz Leads Campaign for Leniency in Buju Banton Case

By the Caribbean Journal staff Singer Spragga Benz is spearheading a campaign on Twitter to encourage fans to send letters supporting leniency for Buju Banton, who is awaiting a sentencing hearing on his conviction on three drug charges. Banton will […]

New Film Looks Back at the Golden Age of West Indies Cricket

Following their success in the first Cricket World Cup in 1975 and until the 1990s, the West Indies ruled the cricket world. The so-called “calypso cricketers” were a machine, which is now the subject of a feature film, Fire in […]

Barbados Tourism Board Looks to Rihanna

Barbados’s Board of Tourism is looking to capitalize on international music star Rihanna’s Bajan heritage, with the board’s new chairman, Adrian Elcock, saying a Barbados appearance by the singer must happen on his watch. “We have to have a relationship […]

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Interview with Beenie Man: Dancehall, Jimmy Cliff and Buju Banton

Anthony Moses Davis a.k.a Beenie Man has been at the forefront of reggae and dancehall music, both in Jamaica and globally, for two decades. His 2000 album, Art & Life, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album, and the self-proclaimed […]

Wyclef Jean Claims Gunshot during Haitian Election, Police Say Glass Injury

After reports emerged this morning that Haitian singer and onetime presidential candidate Wyclef Jean had been shot in the hand the morning of the presidential elections, police are saying he was injured by glass. “The way I can explain it […]

Jamaican Guitar Legend Eugene Grey Talks about His New Album, Burning Spear and the Evolution of Reggae

By Alexander Britell Guitarist and composer Eugene Grey, in addition to a long-thriving solo career, has played with some of the most famous bands in Jamaican history – from Toots and the Maytals to Burning Spear. Classically trained, Grey has […]


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