Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit (Patchwork Peterson remix) / Leah Gordon, Kanaval in Haiti

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Greogory Porter

“Liquid Spirit is shot through with gospel, blues and R&B influences… the title track pairs soulful horns with a deep, enveloping bassline that frames the California native’s supple tenor.”—Wall Street Journal

“Gregory Porter [is] a powerful baritone who writes his own songs… from a more ’70s or early ’80s-oriented place in the African-American jazz tradition, strong and sometimes experimental yet serenely unacademic, and mightily good.”—The New York Times

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Leah Gordon
Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti
Haitian history, and not only that of the revolution, is replayed through the masks, costumes and narratives of the carnival in Jacmel, a coastal town in southern Haiti.
Leah Gordon has been recording the people, masks and costumes of Jacmel’s carnival for the last sixteen years on a 50 year old Roleiicord twin lens reflex camera. In a calmer, more tranquil, times she has met with the carnival performers and collected the stories behind the masks. These are stories of ancestral & revolutionary memories, complex Vodou rituals, political satire and personal revelations. The lives of the indigenous Taino Indians, the slave’s revolt and state corruption, are all played out using drama and costume on Jacmel’s streets.Exhibited at Les Rencontres Photographiques de Guyane, French Guiana (2014), Médiathèque Intercommunale André Labarrère, Pau, France (2014), PHI Centre, Montreal (2013), New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2012), Side Gallery, Newcastle (2011)

 

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