Caribbean

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”

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

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

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