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Haiti Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti

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Haiti Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti by Leah Gordon
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Voudou, sex, death and revolution are key ingredients in the stunning themes and visual imagery of the street theatre Kanaval of Jacmel, Haiti, where the men drag up, black up, wear cow horns, throw lassos and put snakes in their mouths! Light years away from the government sponsored, tourist-inspired floats of carnival throughout the world, this event is a vessel for Haitian peasants to discuss the local politics of Haiti, talk about the slave revolt that gave birth to Haiti, the first Black Republic, to commune with ancestors both personal and historical and much more. The book is a fascinating combination of photography, cultural and historical analysis and background, anthropology and also includes a set of oral histories by participants in this unique event.
Release date Australia
June 21st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
150 Illustrations
Imprint
Soul Jazz Records
Pages
160
Dimensions
230x289x17
ISBN-13
9780955481734
Product ID
3840391

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