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

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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- ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Soul Jazz Books
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Leah Gordon is a former punk artist from London. She is also a photographer and this book reflects upon her experiences of Kanaval on the streets of Jacmel in Haïti between 1995 and 2010. Haïti was the first black republic in the Western hemisphere, a black slave nation that overthrew the yolk of its French European masters. A core component of the revolution's power was the African-inspired Vodou belief system and intertwined with politics the Kanaval (Creolisation of Carnival) traces its route ...more
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