Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

SOKARI EKINE’S “SPIRIT DESIRE” Presentation by Alexis De Veaux (“Black Portraitures III,” Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov 17-19, 2016) The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document […]

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Afro Cuba, Caribbean, Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti | No Comments

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar (loose translation: Black Mermaid: Sugar Routes) takes as its inspiration Cuban revolutionary José Antonio Aponte’s libro de pinturas, a book of paintings of black heroes that served as a catalyst for an attempted rebellion against colonists. Singer/performer Jadele McPherson in collaboration with Director Charlotte Brathwaite In the year of the […]

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