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Lovelace talks about Carnival ‘rebellion’ today
Award-winning author Earl Lovelace will speak on the idea of Reclaiming Rebellion at Martin’s Piano Bar at 6 pm today.
Lovelace has written extensively in his novels and plays about Carnival traditions and rituals.
This is the fourth in a series of Carnival conversations and actions titled Unconquered. Since January 30, the weekly conversations have focused on creating a space to interrogate what Carnival means and where it is going.
Also speaking at the event will be Dr Kevin Browne, assistant professor in Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University and author of Tropic Tendencies: Rhetoric, Popular Culture, and the Anglophone Caribbean. A native of Trinidad, Browne explores the Caribbean Carnivalesque as a representative framework for rhetorical activity that occurs in the Caribbean and wherever people of Caribbean descent reside.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Unconquered or to take part in the band Black I—A 21st Century Exploration of The Traditional Black Indian Masquerade, check unconqueredislands.tumblr.com or call 794-4547.