Caribbean

Divali in Trinidad: Let there be Light!

Divali in Trinidad is one of the biggest Divali celebrations in the world outside of India! Watch our video for a peek into the diversity and beauty of this festival that celebrates light over dark each year.

Divali in Trinidad: Let there be Light!

Curacao’s Jewish Heritage - the “Mother Synagogue of the Americas”

Did you know Jewish heritage in the Americas began in the Caribbean island of Curacao? Curacao Synagogue Mikve Israel-Emanuel is the oldest active Jewish congregation in the Western hemisphere.

Curacao’s Jewish Heritage - the “Mother Synagogue of the Americas”

Experiencing the Tumba Festival, Curacao

Celebrating the Tumba Festival, Curacao, is a special experience. Curacao's Tumba music was created by slaves as a way to put rumors to music and express their sorrow and frustration. Today, the energetic Tumba music carries a

Experiencing the Tumba Festival, Curacao

A Secret World of Transformation at Pointe-a Pierre Trinidad

Pointe-a Pierre, Trinidad is a Wildfowl Trust and an NGO dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl. Meet Trinis Molly R. Gaskin, President of the Trust, who shares her observations on Amerindian beliefs and

A Secret World of Transformation at Pointe-a Pierre Trinidad

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Antonio Avilés Burgos of Orocovis

Explore the Puerto Rico santos tradition, a form of religious folk art believed to be at least two centuries old. Meet fourth generation santero Antonio Burgos of Orocovis and learn from collectors about the master artisans and symbolism

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Antonio Avilés Burgos of Orocovis

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Ponce & Pedro Rinaldi

Discover Puerto Rico second city - Ponce. If looking for things to do in Ponce why not delve into Puerto Rico’s Santos tradition: a fascinating craft that has withstood the generations of time.

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Ponce & Pedro Rinaldi

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: the Orta Family, a Santos Dynasty

Have you heard about the Puerto Rico Folk Art Tradition of Santos? In island’s second-largest city of Ponce, meet Orta family, a santos dynasty. Discover the Puerto Rican affinity for the

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: the Orta Family, a Santos Dynasty

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: 11,000 Virgins, the Powerful Hand, and Anima Sola

Read about the Puerto Rico Santos tradition of Saint Ursula & 11,000 Virgins, the Powerful Hand, and Anima Sola. Delve into the mindset of collectors through visits to Museo de los Santos, the Museum of the Americas & Galeria Botello.

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: 11,000 Virgins, the Powerful Hand, and Anima Sola

Close Encounters with Vejigantes in Puerto Rico

Vejigante masks are a beloved tradition: vividly-painted and fierce-looking masks, with roots in the celebrations of Ponce’s Carnival and Loiza’s Santiago Apóstol Fiesta. Meet three of the island’s best-known mask-makers

Close Encounters with Vejigantes in Puerto Rico

Jacob Gelt Dekker on the Kura Hulanda Museum Curacao

Meet Jacob Gelt-Dekker of the Kura Hulanda Museum Curacao. A Dutch philanthropist, and behind the restoration of Curacao's historic Otrobanda neighborhood. Immerse yourself in Curacao's heritage and learn how Jacob gathered his world-class chronicle of the slave trade within ten collections.

Jacob Gelt Dekker on the Kura Hulanda Museum Curacao

The Murals of Hermanas Mirabel in the Dominican Republic

Visit the Hermanas Mirabel murals and enjoy the public art paradise of the Dominican Republic providence of Hermanas Mirabel! Meet Dominican artists Maximo Ceballo and Carlos Veras who are among the renowned artists who created 400 murals in the region's towns of Tapia, Tenares, and Salcedo.

The Murals of Hermanas Mirabel in the Dominican Republic

Faces of Trinidad

Come take a virtual tour through the culture of Trinidad, through our ‘Faces of Trinidad’ photography slideshow. See unique insights into this unique Island culture and Hindu population celebrating Divali in Trinidad!

Faces of Trinidad

Faces Of Curacao

On the Caribbean island of Curacao the indigenous music is known as Tumba. Of African origin, the music has evolved since it was introduced on the island in the 17th century. Enjoysome of the high energy exuberance and smiling faces of Curacao!

Faces Of Curacao