Kanaval Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti by Leah Gordon

    Soul Jazz Books

      Currently out of print

      “This book contains the most disturbing but exhilarating photographs you are ever likely to see" Bill Drummond

      Soul Jazz Records' new photography book release is a fascinating combination of stunning photographs (by Leah Gordon), cultural, historical and anthropological text (with essays by Madison Smartt Bell, Don Cosentino, Myron Beasley, Richard Fleming and Kathy Smith) and unique oral histories.

      Vodou, sex, death and revolution are key ingredients in the stunning themes and visual imagery of the street theatre of Kanaval in Jacmel, Haiti, where the men drag-up, wear diabolic cow horns, whip lassos and carry around dismembered doll parts. Light years away from the sanitized corporate-sponsored tourist parades of carnival throughout the world, this event is a vessel for everyday Haitians to shock and sexualize through masquerade, to mock local politicians, replay the slave revolt that gave birth to Haiti, the world’s first Black Republic, and to commune with the dead, with both personal and historical ancestors.


      “After the devastation of the 2010 earthquake, Carnival was cancelled in Haiti — no one can remember the last time that happened,if ever. Thank the Lord and the Lwa that we have Leah Gordon’s astounding new book — which shows us all the beauty and awe

      of Haitian carnival and also teaches us, with its masterful photographs and prose, what that celebration means to Haiti and also to the human race.” Amy Wilentz (author of ‘The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier’)

      These photographs were taken in Haiti between 1995 -2009, the year before the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti. A percentage of the profit from this book will go to Ciné Institute, teaching video skills in Jacmel and Brand Aid, rebuilfding the artisanal community in Jacmel.

      “This book reveals a beautiful and strange worldJeremy Deller, Turner Prize Artist

      “This book is an adventure, full of horror, humour, sex, sensuality. The pictures have all the doubleness and capriciousness so typical of the Haitian psyche. Leah Gordon has been there again and again, year after year, digging almost forgotten details out, she has done her work. That’s what makes this book outstanding. Jorgen Leth, Filmmaker

      “This book contains the most disturbing but exhilarating photographs you are ever likely to see. One can only assume that Haiti is the most creative place on the globe. My advice is that you never go there in case you, in some small way, pollute their creativity with our bland western consumerist tastes. It is bad enough you are even holding the book. Buy it now and burn it before you have a chance to read it.” Bill Drummond


      From Don Consentino's text (extract):

      "There’s a lot of weird shit going down during Kanaval in Jacmel, and not much of it has to do with Comus and Rex tossing “throw” to sequined revellers in New Orleans, or hot babes shaking their booties in Bahia, or all those belching, farting, goosing, pissing crowds Mikhail Bakhtin panted after on the Carnival streets of Renaissance Paris.   Forget all the conventional wisdom and all the conventional images of other peoples’ Carnivals to dig what’s happening way down south in Jacmel.  Make it a Naked Lunch moment.  Look at Leah Gordon’s photographs the way William Borroughs told you to look at the end of your fork before sliding that pronged sausage into your mouth.  See it in all its naked weirdness before you consume it."

      From Richard Fleming's text (extract):

      "In Jacmel, on Haiti’s south coast, an army of aggressive youths swagger down the street. Smeared from head to toe with a vile concoction of cane syrup and powdered charcoal, they dart at the crowd, snarling like wild, rabid animals. As if the throng lining the road hasn’t already recoiled enough at the fearful spectacle, they swing long hemp whips through the air in whistling arcs. Adorned with Beelzebub’s horns, these demonic metaphors for the experience of slavery look as if they have just emerged from the La Brea tar pits, or bathed in a fresh geyser of black crude oil. They are the lanceurs de corde, the “rope-throwers”." 


      To coincide with the release of this book, Soul Jazz are also releasing a CD: "Rara in Haiti; Street Music of Haiti", recorded in Port au Prince by Soul Jazz Records. To accompany the riotous carnival sounds on this CD there is also excellent text by Richard Fleming (author of 'Walking to Guantanamo') and the striking photography of Leah Gordon. For more information or to buy this CD go here.

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                                        • – Righteous Life
                                        • – Chelsea Morning
                                        • – Cancao Do Nosso Amor
                                        • – Viramundo
                                        • – Lost In Paradise
                                        • – For What It's Worth
                                        • – Sometimes In Winter
                                        • – Celebration Of The Sunrise
                                        • – Stillness (Reprise)
                                        • New LP £16.99
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                                        Studio One KingsSoul Jazz Records
                                        BACK IN PRINT!!!!!!! 2xLP now with bonus download code! Studio One’s list of singers launched at the famous label reads like a roll...
                                        • Larry Marshall – I've Got To Make It
                                        • Horace Andy – Every Tongue Shall Tell
                                        • Alton Ellis – The Well Run Dry
                                        • Johnny Osbourne – Water More Than Flour
                                        • Anthony Rocky Ellis – I'm The Ruler
                                        • Cornell Campbell – Pretty Looks Isn't All
                                        • Alexander Henry – Please Be True
                                        • Burning Spear – Them A Come
                                        • Joe Higgs – Change Of Plan
                                        • Devon Russell – Roots Natty
                                        • Ken Boothe – Be Yourself
                                        • Freddie McGregor – I Shall Be Released
                                        • Freddie McKay – Father Will Cut You Off
                                        • The Ethiopian – Locust
                                        • George Philip – One One
                                        • John Holt – I Don't Want To See You Cry
                                        • Delroy Wilson – Won't You Come Home
                                        • 2xLP (+ Download Code)£26.00
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                                        • CD£12.00
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                                        • MP3 Release£9.99
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                                        Soul Jazz Records presentsStudio One Classics
                                        Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition purple coloured double vinyl pressing + download code and...
                                        • The Skatalites – El Pussycat Ska
                                        • Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever
                                        • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
                                        • Johnny Osbourne – Sing Jah Stylee
                                        • The Heptones – Pretty Looks Isn't All
                                        • Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
                                        • Lone Ranger – Automatic
                                        • Horace Andy – Fever
                                        • Prince Jazzbo – School
                                        • The Wailers – Simmer Down
                                        • Burning Spear – Rocking Time
                                        • Alton Ellis – I'm Just A Guy
                                        • Sugar Minott – Oh Mr Dc
                                        • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
                                        • Don Drummond – Confucious
                                        • Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style
                                        • Sound Dimension – Full Up
                                        • Dennis Brown – No Man Is An Island
                                        • 2xLP (Coloured Vinyl) + Download Code£34.00
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                                        Rara in HaitiStreet Music of HaitiSoul Jazz Records
                                        Anarchic carnival street music from Haiti. Traces of New Orleans' Second Line jazz meets Cuban carnival Comparsas and Brazilian afro blocs and the ancient...
                                        • – Rara 1
                                        • – Rara 2
                                        • – Rara 3
                                        • CD£12.00
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                                        90 Degrees Of ShadeSoul Jazz Records
                                        Soul Jazz Records’ new album 90 Degrees of Shade features the music of the Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Mento, Merengue, Latin Jazz and much more. The...
                                        • The Eloise Trio – Come To The Caribbean
                                        • Cachao – Trombon Criollo
                                        • Duke Of Iron – Bambouche
                                        • Lucho Azcarraga – Tamboritos Panamenos
                                        • Alfredito – Timbales
                                        • King Scratch – Christmas Time In Nassau
                                        • Guy De Rosier Orchestra – Panono M'Tombe
                                        • Noro Morales Orchestra – Mississippi Mambo
                                        • Peanuts Taylor – Nassau Blues
                                        • Katherine Dunham Ensemble – Nago
                                        • Hubert Porter – Rum and Coconut Water
                                        • The Bay Street Boys – Donkey Wants Water
                                        • Guy Du Rosier Orchestra – Anatole
                                        • Sonny Burke Orchestra – West Indies
                                        • Dioris Valladares – Los Dos Merengues
                                        • Julio Gutierrez – Theme For Conga
                                        • Hubert Porter – Mary's Lamb
                                        • Count Lasha – Perseverance
                                        • Tito Puente – Swingin' Mambo
                                        • The Duke Of Iron – Fifty Cents
                                        • Katherine Dunham Presents The Singing Gods – Maiz
                                        • Fajardo y sus Estrellas – El Aguardiente
                                        • The Eloise Trio – Anna Macao
                                        • Lord Fly – Whai, Whai, Whai
                                        • Gina Martin – Omo Belli
                                        • Billo's Caracas Boys – Bombele
                                        • King Scratch – Liza See Me Hear
                                        • Cortijo – Con La Punta Del Pie Teresa
                                        • The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band – Java
                                        • Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste – Rinmin Ce Folie
                                        • Lord Lebby – Dr. Kinsey Report
                                        • Celia Cruz – Yembe Laroco