When we arrived in St. Lucia to begin creating the St. Lucia Oral History, we had a short but diverse list of potential interviewees. Our first interview was with renowned Calypsonian King, Jeff Elva - The Mighty Pe'lay - (1944-2011);  Jeff's strong opinions, his warmth and willingness to answer our questions encouraged us to telephone men and women across the island who are making art. After several weeks interviewing artistes of all ages and disciplines, attending cultural events and appearing on St. Lucian television and radio, we found that our phone calls were answered enthusiastically. 

Many thanks to every person in St. Lucia and in the US, who allowed us to explore their creative lives.

Please click on a heading to see our interviewee portraits: 

Cultural Figures 

Musicians & Composers 

Theatrical Personages 

Visual Artists 


In Memoriam