Caribbean Beat’s fourth edition for 2019 (issue #158) is out. As usual, the magazine offers an assortment of fascinating articles about the region including information on events happening across the Caribbean in July and August (from Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica to Carifesta in Trinidad and Tobago), compiled and explained by Andre Bagoo and Shelly-Ann Inniss. It includes Nigel Campbell’s “Playlist”; book reviews by Shivanee Ramlochan; and information on the extraordinary undersea caves of Grand Cayman and the magic of Santiago de Cuba (“carnival city”).
Other interesting pieces that caught my eye in Issue 158 were Nazma Muller’s article on dancehall sensation Koffee (in “Koffee: Strong and sweet”), a Q&A with Cuban director Arturo Infante by Jonathan Ali, a review of Points of Recognition: Suriname’s Indigenous Peoples in the 21st Century (new book of photographs by Milton Kam) and interview by Shelly-Ann Inniss, and a feature on tennis player Naomi Osaka—the reigning US and Australian Open champion who “plays for Japan, but cherishes her Haitian roots.”
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