April 22 | Routes and Roots: A Conversation with Maria Nunes

This entry was posted on Friday, April 5th, 2019

Photographer and Claflin University Visiting Scholar Maria Nunes has worked extensively throughout the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad, where she has documented various aspects of Carnival, the Merkin community of Trinidad (related to the Gullah/Geechee), and the performances of world-famous jazz musician Etienne Charles.

Join Nunes on Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Addlestone Library Rm. 227 for a conversation exploring places of importance in Merikin Heritage in Trinidad, the shared African influence on Trinidad Carnival, as well as her work documenting Yorbua Culture in Trinidad through Ifa/Orisha traditions.

More information about Nunes’ book, In a World of Their Own: Carnival Dreamers & Makers, Photographs by Maria Nunescan be found here.

Free and open to the public; Registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Program.

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