Lyrical Warrior, Man of the World By Leanne Haynes

Lyrical Warrior, Man of the World ‘Let your vibes be high and your message mighty.’  These are the words of singer-songwriter Taj Weekes. Born in 1969, Weekes has created a record label; provides lead vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar for his band Taj Weekes and Adowa; produced three critically acclaimed albums; written a wealth of […]

Tirzo Martha

Interview with Tirzo Martha Tirzo Martha is a visual artist living and working in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. The artist is known for his public interventions and socio-cultural projects. As “history as present” (Groot) is constructed through performance or re-enactment, our selves as subjects become more apparent in the present creation of history. Self is recognized as […]

Christopher Cozier

Interview with Christopher Cozier Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. He has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays on related issues in a number of catalogues and journals. He is on […]

Marion Bethel

Interview with Marion Bethel What does the Caribbean mean to you? Caribbeanness arcs towards a space, feeling, spirit & imagination that are anchored in the story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade & the plantation economy or the attempt at the plantation system. this for me then would include spaces in the Americas like Brazil, Limon in Costa Rica, […]

Clayton Rhule

Interview with Clayton Rhule Clayton Rhule  is a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. CRhule design studio is an integrated creative shop, which offers marketing, artistic and advertising solutions. He specializes in  Branding, Print Media, Publications, Photography and Fine Art. Clayton completed studies in Art at the Edna Manley College of Art & Design, Jamaica and […]

Makeda Thomas

Interview with Makeda Thomas Dancer, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Makeda Thomas creates new dance works through collaboration with artists around the world. Makeda Thomas is from Trinidad & Tobago and has presented work at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Dance Theater Workshop, and Symphony Space in New York City, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC Arts|Media|Brooklyn, the Chicago […]

John Beadle

Interview with John Beadle John Beadle (born 1964, Nassau, The Bahamas) is one of the major Bahamian artists of the post-Independence generation. Born on the Island of New Providence in 1964, one of his earliest memories is of watching one of his grandfather’s landscape paintings, waiting for someone to walk into view. He went to […]

Marsha Pearce

Interview with Marsha Pearce  Marsha Pearce is a Cultural Studies PhD candidate at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the 2006 recipient of the Rex Nettleford Cultural Studies Fellowship granted by the Rhodes Trust. Pearce’s paintings and writing have been published in a special issue of […]