Monday, March 10, 2014
PLUGGED INTO CARNIVAL AND MARDI GRAS IN 2014
We live in a wonderful age, kids. You can go online and plug into interesting cultural happenings all over the world. Can't make it to New Orleans or Rio? No problema! You can catch Mardi Gras and Carnival on the interwebs.
You can find longer videos on the YouTube channels, Carnaval Completo and Carnaval Carioca. But meanwhile, here are some shorter shots . . .
Let start in New Orleans, where they've got tradition:
And King Kong was manifested:
But, mostly people were happy:
Down in Rio, there was an Occupy Carnival movement. If you look close, you can see anti-government activists among the topless dancers:
Meanwhile, Planet Sambadrome came to glorious life:
And the samba schools taught some lessons in postcolonial, Afrofuturistic, alternate historic, ecstatic utopianism:
These muses should inspire you:
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