Dancing in the Streets: Carnival from Britain, Brazil and Beyond

January 13, 2016
Fire Goddess Notting Hill

Thompson Library Gallery Exhibition: 
Weds., January 13—Sun., April 24, 2016

“A people’s art is the genesis of their freedom.” - Claudia Jones, Souvenir Carnival Brochure, London, 1959

This exhibit presents the predominant cultural expression developed from the enslaved people transported from Africa to Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago and the British diaspora and New Orleans. Carnival combines the Roman Catholic festival celebrated across Europe then introduced by the colonizing Portuguese or French with contemporary cultural mixing that in each case significantly defines and tells the history of the country or specific city.

Curators: Nena Couch, Lesley Ferris and Adela Ruth Tompsett

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