The grounding of Anthony Joseph

A review of Anthony Joseph’s People of the Sun by Mark Lyndersay People of the Sun is, whether poet Anthony Joseph knows it or not, the peak moment of a trilogy of albums that have seen him circling in ever more incisively on a vision of Trinidad and Tobago that is both nostalgic, brutally honest […]

Rudder at 65: A Retrospective

Above: 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 […]

Shadowing The Shadow

Above: 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. […]