Nice Grenada Carnival video by Brother B is missed this summer. Loving the Short Knee character.
Had the opportunity to join the German Premiere of the fiction film “Toussaint Louverture” by french-senegalese director Philippe Niang, the long overdue first fiction ever made about the man who, born into slavery, became a General in the French army and even defied Napoleon’s power by making his homeland, the French part of Santo Domingo (now Haïti), the first independent Black State in the world, an abolitionist and anti-colonialist State.
The story is fictional, a melodrama based on historical facts where Toussaint Louverture is drawn like a Macbethian character. The production was made for the French television, so don’t expect too much political background about the influence Toussaint had in the whole region and also Europe.
Gishlain Poirier speaking at Creative Mornings in Montréal about the mostly not so glamorous job as a music producer and DJ. Very well put out!
View on Los Roques (Venezuela) on the way from Trinidad to Curacao.
More on Los Roques in the current issue of Caribbean Beat: http://www.caribbean-beat.com/issue-124/los-roques-50-shades-blue
Trini Carnival 1973 - when Steel Pan, Brass and the Mighty Sparrow ruled the streets! Nice documentary.