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The Gelede Spectacle
This remarkable study explores the use of the visual and performing arts to promote nonviolence and social harmony in sub-Saharan Africa. It focuses on Gelede, a popular community festival of masquerade, dance, and song, held several times a year by the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. Lawal bases his book on extensive field research - observations ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by University of Washington Press
(first published January 1st 1996)
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