Monday, December 28th, 2009
Recently I blogged here about the Cape Town New Year’s Carnival, a series of marches, competitions and celebrations that incorporates Christmas Choirs, “Malay” Choirs and klopse (known to some participants as “Coons” or minstrels for their use of blackface) and the cultural politics around it. Well, I’ve had word of the film “The Umbrella Men”
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
I really like this series of photographs by University of Virginia African history and history of photography professor (and photographer), John Edwin Mason, on the Cape Town New Year’s Carnival, a series of marches, competitions and celebrations...