Once Upon a Caribbean Time
Once upon a time, east of somewhere, south of elsewhere, there was a place where a little spider named Anansi, a blue Crab named Dan and a caterpillar named Indra could frolic in the sea and sun of a child's imagination. Trinidad and Tobago storyteller Sonja Dumas, assisted by veteran actor Albert Laveau, captures the rhythm of the Caribbean storytelling in her stories with Caribbean characters and universal themes, including respect for others, patience and environmental awareness. Playful elements of a Caribbean childhood come tumbling out of each character, as Dumas and Laveau deliver lively performances which appeal not only to Caribbean people but to everyone who loves a story. About the writer Sonja is an arts consultant living and working in Trinidad. She also performs as a dancer and storyteller and choreographs for several groups and individuals. Once Upon a Caribbean Time is just a little slice of Caribbean culture that she wants to share with others, especially children of the world.