Rudder at 65: A Retrospective

Reading Time: 6 minutesAbove: David Rudder performs as a guest at the Calypso Monarch Finals, 1995. All photos by Mark Lyndersay. A consideration of David Rudder on the eve of his 65th birthday by Mark Lyndersay So here’s how this started. Dennis Ramdeen, who helps David Rudder with marketing and promoting his shows, contacted me (and a whole […]

Caribbean dance music’s new Vanguard

Reading Time: 4 minutesAbove: Caribbean dance music producer Tyronn “Blasé Vanguard” Wilson. Photo courtesy More Time Records. by Lisa Allen-Agostini Blasé Vanguard’s Caribbean dance music song MAMA has been included on a fund-raising music compilation released by the edgy UK based record label and feminist creative collective Femme Culture for the UN Women HeForShe campaign. The collection includes […]

Shadowing The Shadow

Reading Time: 5 minutesAbove: Shadow at Dimanche Gras, 2003. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. A life as stalking penumbra Story and photos by Mark Lyndersay. Originally published in the Newsday Carnival Souvenir 2018. The Mighty Shadow (Winston Bailey) struck a chord in my soul when I was a teen and like a crazed tuning fork, it’s resonated throughout my life. […]