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John Canoe (Junkanoo/Jonkonnu), Jamaica

John Canoe (also Junkanoo or Jonkonnu) dancing In Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica (Caribbean). 01:40 Port Maria Town Center 02:26 To Kingston 02:28 To Ocho Rios Junkanoo has other variations in spelling such as ‘Jankunu’, ‘Jonkonnu’ (called John Canoe by … Continue reading

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Jamaican Jonkunu/Jonkunnu/Jankunu Explained

At Irie Camp Jamaica, we believe that educating our campers about Jamaican culture can lead to appreciation of what we have. Many people fear Jonkunnu performers, and that fear stems from a lack of context and exposure. Before the performers … Continue reading

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Elaborate Fashions and Hairstyles Explore Beauty and Power in Photographer Luke Nugent’s Lavish Portraits | Colossal

GRACE EBERT From Albinism & Skulls Series, Part 1. Photography by Luke Nugent, concept, art direction, and makeup by Vanessa Davis, modeling by Leo Jonah, makeup artist assistance by Gabi Havens | From UTOPIA. Photography by Luke Nugent, concept and … Continue reading

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Asakusa Sagimai – Egret Dancers 

For years I have known the photo of the ladies dressed in white egret costumes, dancing at Japanese temples in certain festivals, but I have never been able to catch one of the performances live […] Source: Asakusa Sagimai – … Continue reading

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Venice: Photo Diary — Borderline Backpackers

A few photos from our time in Venice.[…] via Venice: Photo Diary — Borderline Backpackers

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Modern History: A Funny Thing About Medieval Hoods

A look at medieval hoods, how they’re used, how they’re worn and something you probably didn’t know about them.

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Carnival parade in Rijeka — the Red Phone Box travels

Rijeka is the third biggest Croatian city and its main seaport. Rijeka has also been announced as European Capital of Culture for 2020. The craziest time of the year to visit Rijeka is during the carnival or the so-called fifth … Continue reading

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The drum majorettes of South Africa can outwork you

Part sports team, part club, teams of “drummies” around Cape Town perform in competitions of athleticism, precision, and character. BY DANIEL STONE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALICE MANN Known as Drummies, drum majorettes began appearing in Cape Town street parades in the … Continue reading

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Sculptural Headdresses by Joshua Werber Transform Blossoms into Wearable Art

In addition to designing dramatic floral arrangements for vases, Joshua Werber uses an unusual substrate: his head. The Brooklyn-based designer’s ongoing series #FloralTeteATete focuses on just one or two flower types at a time. Using the blossom’s natural shapes, colors, and … Continue reading

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Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things) — Nicole Heymann Art

I’ve been working on this mannequin project over the course of the last month. I will use it to design costumes and display them once they are finished. A couple of days ago, The mannequin got its burlap “skin” coat, … Continue reading

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