La Bel- Commission for the British Liberty exhibition 2015.#comingsoon #siasummer20nhc
August 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bele Costume-By Ray Mahabir – Commission for the British Liberty exhibition
A journey through time, the Bele Costume by Ray Mahabir is indicative of Caribbean history, struggle, freedom and celebration. The costume relates the cross-cultural rags-to-riches story of Carnival and inspires mental imagery of the Bel Air dance, culture and folklore through the ages.
Carnival costume designed by Ray Mahabir of Sunshine International Arts in 2015, based on Bele or Bel Air, a drum dance and song closely linked to Caribbean history, struggle, freedom and celebration. On display in West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song,
photographed by Toby Keane