October - December 2008 lime 03 ISLAND HOPPING Standfi rst here and here all the heroics had been handed down by mouth. By Craig Rix PLACE NAME 1 any could attend matches that were not taking place in their territories. The relationships generations formed with Test cricket were fi ltered through the commentary of John Arlott and others from across the seas. The eloquence of these commentators, and the imagery they invoked, suited a West Indian culture deeply immersed in its oral traditions. All the great stories of West Indian heroics had been handed down by mouth. Written accounts would come as a literary culture began to fl ourish, but in the early days the listener had the liberty to confi gure a hero based on the storyteller's skill. GET UNDER THE SKIN offered its own magic, transmitting tales of brave deeds done in transmitting tales of brave deeds PLACE NAME handed down by mouth. TOP SPOT COMING SOON DISCOUNTED FLIGHTS THROUGHOUT JANUARY 2009 TO ALL DESTINATIONS. SEE WWW. LIAT. COM WATERFRONT CAFE, BARBADOS Overlooking the historic Careenage in the heart of Bridgetown, the Waterfront Cafe has been a magnet for jazz afi cionados for more than two decades. Six evenings a week - every day but Sunday - you can catch everything from traditional Dixieland to Latin or calypso- infused jazz to a gentle piano or a small steel pan ensemble. The eclectic menu and prime location are bonuses - as are occasional big name guests like Roberta Flack and Branford Marsalis. DUNE PRESERVE, ANGUILLA It's ramshackle, it's quaint, it's unique, and over the years it has featured some of the biggest names in Caribbean music... along with Jimmy Buffett. The Dune's location on Anguilla's spectacular Rendezvous Bay is a huge attraction, but its biggest plus is its creator and owner, the veteran reggae artist Bankie Banx, a man who has been described as the Caribbean Bob Dylan. For those of you who crave music that's live and lively, ZiNG has tracked down six of the best places to fi nd it at the following LIAT destinations... When he's not touring, he's a regular on live music nights, which are Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A treat not to be missed. PIGEON ISLAND, ST. LUCIA Okay, it doesn't operate year- round. But Pigeon Island, home to the main stage at the annual St. Lucia Jazz Festival, is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world to catch live music. The 44- acre island, steeped in history and connected to the mainland by a causeway, is worth a visit even when there's no music happening. Every May, though, it comes to life during a jazz festival which, since its inception in 1991, has attracted some of the biggest names in music, among them George Benson, Carlos Santana, Lauryn Hill, UB40, Amy Winehouse, Herbie Hancock and the late Luther Vandross. MAS CAMP PUB, TRINIDAD Calypso and soca are the signature sounds of this funky, down- to- earth Port of Spain watering hole. It's well worth a visit for its ambience and vibe alone even when there's no live music going on, and it's really special when artists like Valentino, Poser, Explainer, Calypso Rose, Stalin, 3 Canal, Chalkdust and the Mighty Bomber are holding court on the intimate stage. Located at French Street and Ariapita Avenue in the Woodbrook district. SHIPWRECK, ST. KITTS The tiny Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts has a music scene out of all proportion to its size, and the Shipwreck bar is one of the places to sample it live. Tucked away at the southern tip of the popular South Friar's Beach, the Shipwreck is a favourite hangout with locals, expats and savvy tourists seven days a week, but Sunday afternoons are when the music gets live and lively, with Mr T and the Foreplay group - both of whom play a listener- friendly mix of music with a strong Caribbean emphasis - alternating. Raman, the Shipwreck's convivial proprietor, swears the local monkey population listen in every Sunday from the hillside at the back of the bar. EL CHICO LOUNGE, PUERTO RICO The evening action is always vibrant in the El San Juan Hotel and Casino, on the Avenue Isla Verde beach, and it's downright sizzling in the El Chico Lounge, located off the hotel's magnifi cent lobby. Upscale locals need little encouragement to get up and boogie to the live salsa and reggaeton, and professional dancers circulate among the tables coaxing wallfl owers to join the dance fl oor action. The plush and intimate surroundings are an added attraction, and, for those who fancy a fl utter when the band's on a break, the casino's just a 30- second stroll away. 3 4 5 6 6LIVE MUSIC VENUES SCHEDULE WATCH KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SCHEDULES TO ALL DESTINATIONS. VISIT LIAT. COM REGULARLY January - March 2010 ZiNG 83 1WATERFRONT 2 Shipwreck Waterfront Waterfront Bankie Banx
SAVE ON YOUR TRAVEL! FOR A FULL OVERVIEW OF OUR SPECIAL PROMOTIONS, KEEP VISITING LIAT. COM 84 ZiNG January - March 2010 ZiNGLIAT FLY HEALTHY... 2Be rested Get a good night's sleep before you travel, eat a light meal and do some gentle exercise( s) before leaving. 3Dress comfortably Wear cool, loose- fi tting clothing and shoes that are not too restrictive. 4Under pressure? If your ears feel blocked during take-off and landing, ease pressure by sucking a sweet, yawning or swallowing. 5Keep moving! Keep your circulation going by standing up and walking in the aisle where possible - and repeat some of our recommended exercises at regular intervals. 6 Eat properly Eat a light, well- balanced meal before you travel, avoiding excessive salt, sugar and dairy products. Try to steer clear of fi zzy drinks and gaseous food. Eating and drinking in excess ( except water!) or consuming the wrong type of food can lead to indigestion and uncomfortable bloating. 7Stay focused If you are prone to motion sickness during take- off, landing or in the event of turbulence, focus on a fi xed object. Follow our top tips to help you reach your destination feeling fresh EXERCISE! Keep your circulation going with these easy in- seat exercises: 1 Hydrate The low cabin humidity in planes can cause dry eyes, nose and throat, especially on longer journeys. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice and keep alcohol, tea and coffee to a minimum as these can lead to dehydration. If possible, remove contact lenses and apply skin moisturiser and lip balm. Y SHOULDER ROTATION Raise your shoulders up and rotate back to front. Repeat several times in each direction. Y FINGER/ TOE STRETCH Clench fi ngers inward towards palms, then stretch outwards. Repeat several times and do the same with your toes. Y ANKLE ROTATION Lift one foot off the fl oor, keeping your leg stationary. Move it in small circular motions in each direction. Repeat with other foot. Y FOOT FLEX With heels on the fl oor, lift your toes upward as far as possible, hold for several seconds, then relax and repeat several times. Y HEEL LIFT Lift one heel as high as possible while keeping toes on the fl oor, then relax heel to the fl oor. Repeat while alternating right and left heels. Y NECK ROLL Bring chin to chest, then slowly rotate head clockwise several times. Repeat in other direction. 8 Keep it handy Pack essentials in your carry- on bag for quick, easy access. Don't forget medication, your glasses or contact lens case, and a toothbrush! For clarity on what can be carried on board, turn to page 86.