UPR!SE is a blog dedicated to The Shrine's Patron Saint and inspiration, Fela Anikulpo Kuti.

The blog focuses on music, fashion, art, design, politics and culture. It is a celebration of trailblazing souls who rise up without compromise.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Imagery from the streets of Haiti in an eye popping book by Soul Jazz – documenting the elements of revolutionary commentary literally masqueraded in the Kanaval in Jacmel, Haiti! It features the amazing photography and oral histories by Lean Gordon – plus essays by Richard Fleming, Donald Cosentino, Katherine M Smith, Myron M Beaseley, Madison Smartt Bell. It's pretty amazing stuff – plunging well below the surface of the Haitian carnival culture – with oral histories provided by participants and those documented. The visual imagery is stunning and a few words from us won't do it justice, you should really pick this up! 160 pages. LIFTEED FROM/AVAILABLE at dustygroove.com

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