Engelstalig boek over de fascinerende cultuur en gebruiken van Haïti
Kanaval. Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti
Published by Soul Jazz Records Publishing
Edited by Stuart Baker. Text by Leah Gordon, Don Constantino, Richard Fleming, Kathy Smith, Myron Beasley. Photographs by Leah Gordon.
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! 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.
29 x 19 x 2 cm