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Phyllis Galembo – Jacmel Haiti, 2009

Phyllis Galembo – Jacmel Haiti, 2009

From: Vodou - Visions and Voices of Haiti by Phyllis Galembo. Azaka with a vévé for Ezili, Haiti, 1993

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Phyllis Galembo - Exhibitions & Projects

Photographic exhibitions and special projects by Phyllis Galembo, including Egungun and Gelede masquerade, Benin.

photos by Leah Gorden - Haiti, Jacmel's pre-Lent Mardi Gras celebrations, the performers act out the nation's history and culture in a mixture of performance, myth-making, and exaggerated spectacle. It is Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty transposed on to the streets of Jacmel, and shot though with elements of Vodou ritual and scabrous political satire as well as often extraordinarily inventive self-expression.

Each year, Jacmel, a coastal town in Southern Haiti, holds pre-Lenten Mardi Gras Festivities. Troupes of ‘performers’ act out mythological and political tales in a whorish theatre of the absurd that.

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Photograph by Phyllis Galembo BURKINA FASO An elephant and a bat pose at the Dodo Masquerade in Burkina Faso, an event where children don masks, sing, and dance under a full moon.