Close-up detail of the fabrics used for the Bele carnival costume commissioned by the British Library for West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song. Designed by Ray Mahabir of Sunshine International Arts. Photo: Toby Keane
- Article by:
- Dr Janet Topp Fargion, Dr Lucy Durán
Janet Topp Fargion (British Library) and Lucy Durán (SOAS) point to the cultural roots, routes and roundtrips of some of the forms of religion, dance and music carried over from West Africa during the slave trade, and (re)created in the Caribbean and the Americas.