Leah Gordon

by Leah Gordon
Publisher's Description
Voodoo, sex, death and revolution are the main ingredients of the street theatre carnival of Jacmel, Haiti,where the men wear drag, black up,wear cow horns, throw lassos and dance with snakes in their mouths. In Haiti, carnivals offer an opportunity for people to come together—to hang out, sing, dance, laugh and to generally let go. Light years away from the government- sponsored, touristinspired carnival floats of so many other cultures, the Haitian carnival is particularly notable for its more sober political dimension, as a venue for Haitian peasants to discuss local politics, or older, nagging, historical problems dating back to the slave revolts—and as an occasion to commune with ancestors both personal and historical. With oral histories from participants, Karnaval is a fascinating combination of photography, cultural analysis and anthropology.
ISBN: 0955481732
Publisher: Soul Jazz Records Publishing
Paperback : 192 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.2 x 11.5 x 0.6 inches
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