· February, 2009

Stories about Indigenous from February, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Love of Pan

  10 February 2009

“Today Carnival belongs to all Trinidadians – each year it expands and breathes a healing breath into the nation's pysche”: My Chutney Garden attends Panorama and offers a glimpse into the history of steel pan music.

Trinidad & Tobago: Traditional ‘Mas

  3 February 2009

Trinidad-based Caribbean Free Radio‘s most recent podcast “takes us to Belmont, a community rich in carnival history…for a chat about the ups and downs of making traditional, hand-crafted mas’ in an age of mass production.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The Bailouts Begin

  2 February 2009

The global financial crisis hit home in the Caribbean last Friday when it was announced that regional giant CL Financial, a conglomerate that was reputedly responsible for creating as much as 25% of Trinidad and Tobago's GDP with interests ranging from life insurance to methanol production, was in crisis. As the government scrambled to save the day with a bailout, bloggers were already commenting on the potential impact of the massive financial faux pas...

Jamaica: 50 Years of Reggae

  2 February 2009

“No matter the label attached to it, Reggae continues to uphold its tradition of speaking on social, political, religious, and sexual issues…”: Life, Unscripted, on the Rock is celebrating Jamaica's “reggaelution”.

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