SECTION FEATURED: Prasutagus and Boudicca Gold Package with Wings
STORY BEHIND SECTION:
Dos-Teh-Seh is the devoted wife of the Apache Warrior Cochise, who was involved in raids in Sonora and by the 1850s he had emerged as one of the main leaders of the Apache tribe. On the death of Narbona he became war leader of the Chiricahuas. In September 1858, Cochise joined Mangas Coloradas, his father-in-law, in an attack on Fronteras Presido.
J’ouvert (pronounced “Jou-vay”) is derived from French patois and means ‘daybreak’. Jouvert marks the official start of the two day carnival celebrations in Trinidad & Tobago. It usually officially commences at 4:00 a.m. on Carnival Monday.
During Carnival Monday morning and in the early hours, the first revelers hit the streets - jumping, dancing, shouting - abetted, it must be admitted, by the fine local rum, but fueled more by the exhilaration of the occasion.
This early “Mas”, known as “J’Ouvert”, (a contraction of the French “jour ouvert”, or “day open”), is for the true die-hard player. It’s ritual enacted to the accompaniment of mud, oil, pitchforks and pointed tails.
In essence it is the celebration of the darker side of human life! Most revelers usually join sections in which hundreds of people party together!
This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.
This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.