« Program: After the Quake: Music, Politics and Spirituality in Haiti

After the Quake: Photo Gallery

To research “After the Quake,” Hip Deep producer Ned Sublette spent a week all over  Haiti, experience the full range of Karnival, and collecting field material.

 

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Papier-mache heads of Haiti’s presidents await action on Kanaval morning, not in chronological order. L. to R.: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, René Preval, Michel Martelly, François Duvalier (partly visible), Jean-Claude Duvalier. Jakmel.

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The Kanaval theme was “A tree for every Haitian,” to encourage people to cooperate with reforestation, so many people were dressed as Gran Bwa, the lwa of the forest. Jakmel.

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Another Gran Bwa; this is a full-body costume, with an eyehole visible. Jakmel.

04 9451 huge float at night

Huge, and ear-splittingly loud, float at night. The truck moved its massive rolling party very slowly through a dense crowd. Jakmel.

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RAM salutes Jean-Jacques Dessalines in concert. Port-au-Prince.

07 8420 Gede Mazaka at the Hotel Oloffson 1400

The lwa Gede Mazaka on the grounds of the Hotel Oloffson. Port-au-Prince

08 8435 Emerante de Pradines 1400

Emerante de Pradines at the Hotel Oloffson. Port-au-Prince.

09 9147 Lolo and ManzeLolo and Manzé Beaubrun of Boukman Eksperyans, in their lakou (community). Delmas 75, Port-au-Prince.