Music and Entertainment

Ex-Slaves Are Laying Siege To Heaven’s Gates

June 11, 2018                                                                                                         1Born a slave on June 27, 1766 in Saint-Marc in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Hai...

Every Column/Sermon/Task Is A Meditation

January 29, 2018 Though the following thoughts seem only clerical in nature, they pertain to every human being. When taken into ourselves and absorbed as part of us, a column, sermon, task and all human end...
Historic Photos of New Orleans by Melissa Lee Smith

Historic Photos of New Orleans

Melissa Lee Smith Hardback, 2007, 204 pages Publisher: Turner Publishing Company ISBN-10: 1596524057Birthplace of jazz, home to the beignet, city of a thousand legends, New Orleans grew out of a unique b...
Brother Dege - Scorched Earth Policy

Brother Dege – Scorched Earth Policy

Brother Dege, who recently found fame for his track ‘Too Old To Die Young’, being featured in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’, produces a stunning album in the form of Scorched Earth Policy.Admittedl...
Balkan Beat Box - Shout It Out

Balkan Beat Box – Shout It Out

This electic album from Balkan Beat Box is far from well within the boundaries of traditional Balkan music – as their name may suggest. Their heavy electronic basslines and wild wizardry connecting saxophone (c...
Yilian Canizares

Yilian Canizares – Invocacion

There are so many influences in this album; Cuban, Jazz, Venezuelan, Swiss, it’s hard to note from each song what track goes into which category. Indeed, they don’t. It’s all too easy these days to want to brac...
Caribbean Houses: History, Style and Architecture by Michael Connors

Caribbean Houses: History, Style and Architecture

Michael Connors Hardcover, 2009, 272 pages Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications; 1st edition (2009) ISBN-10: 0847832139“Caribbean Houses” is a lavishly illustrated account of the development of ...
Jerry Leonide

Jerry Léonide – The new source of Mauritian Jazz!

On Saturday, 16th December 2017, Jerry Léonide was presenting his second album – SOURCE OF THE OCEAN – at the Sunset-Sunside (1) (formerly known as Le Duc des Lombards), the Mecca of Jazz in Paris. For Jerry Lé...
Jerry Léonide

Jerry Léonide – a nouvelle source du Jazz mauricien!

En ce Samedi 16 Décembre 2017, Jerry Léonide présente son second album – SOURCE OF THE OCEAN – au Sunset-Sunside (1) (anciennement Le Duc des Lombards), la Mecque du Jazz à Paris. Pour Jerry, même s’il est rési...
Menwar

Menwar: the Mauritian Griot

Meeting Menwar at his home in Pointe aux Sables, a residential area west of the Mauritian capital (Port Louis), is always a priceless moment in time. Tall, thin, impressive, but also very soft spoken and extrem...