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, tourist inspired 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.
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Descripción Soul Jazz, NYC, 2010. Decorative Boards. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. New copy miint condition as issued, rare photos and text on Haitian Vodou Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 024968
Descripción Soul Jazz Records Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0955481732