Words by Eddie STATS Houghton and Rishi Bonneville
That’s right. We are hitting you with a one-two Indo-Caribbean combination of boomshots, in recognition of the fact that today millions (billions?) of people worldwide are commemorating the hindu festival of lights called Diwali or Deepavali, an officially recognized holiday in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, Myanmar, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia and Fiji. So get your house in order, raise a diya (or lighter) and run through the following selection of tunes that connect West Indians with their namesakes on the Indian subcontinent.