- Programme Date: 16 November 2020
- Programme Length: 01:17:24
Monday, 16 November 2020
Jazz trombonist, Reginald Cyntje is the ultimate Caribbean jazz musician. Born in Dominica, raised in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, of Curaçaoan heritage, he is the epitome of a Caribbean musician making it in the United States. With the release of his sixth album, Healing, Reginald chats with us on this album and his previous albums' development, and his growth as an artist and a jazz teacher. Audio courtesy iRADIO.tt
Sunday, 1 November 2020
Source Nubya Garcia
Vini Bien Raise
(3M-Mizik Moun Matinik)
- These reviews appear in the November/December 2020 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Soné Ka-La 2 Odyssey Jacques Schwarz-Bart
- This review appears in the September/October 2020 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Mi Mundo Solo Piano Jany McPherson
- This review appears in the July/August 2020 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Saturday, 9 May 2020
One year ago, I travelled to Saint Lucia to cover the Jazz Festival there. (Thank you Saint Lucia Tourism, Christopher Gustave, Geraine Georges, Events Saint Lucia.) In 2020, COVID-19 effectively cancelled the event, and all remaining festivals on that island. At this time, all I can do is remember. This series of reviews of the 2019 edition of Saint Lucia Jazz was first published in the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Thank you Judy Raymond, and thank you Andrea De Silva for the photos to accompany the reviews.
Sunday, 1 March 2020
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|Courtesy Caribbean Beat magazine. An MEP publication|
Islands in the Caribbean have been fertile spaces for the evolution of global talent. Caribbean music has played a major role in the development of popular music worldwide, and the building blocks of those island music industries must be the singers and musicians who make all this music. Female singers of pedigree have been spotted in these islands and have used their skill to carve out careers in the world, with varying success. Tony Award winner Heather Headley from Trinidad, and Barbados-bred superstar Rihanna easily come to mind as artists who were incubated in the islands to grow and succeed in the rest of the world.
Peculiar to Trinidad and Tobago is the yearning to be something different. The idea of being a globally popular soca singer has a grip on many female singers there, but there is an equally persistent belief that singing genres outside of the circumscribed diaspora Carnival circuit would pay greater dividends in the long run. As an aside, Calypso Rose’s six-decade career in calypso with accolades still accruing, however, is noticeably not seen as a signpost for modern success for some, but there are others who see her career as inspiration.
SOLEY Grégory Privat
- This review appears in the March/April 2020 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.