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Bacchanal - Le We Be Free

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Bacchanal explores the history of carnivals. How did a harvest celebration for slaves become the world's most iconic street party?

The exhibition looks at the historical roots of Caribbean Carnivals, which were developed by enslaved people introducing drums as a link to their African heritage.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a drum created by artist Ashanti Harris as part of a recent performance event, Dancing a Peripheral Quadrille. The show also features related artworks from the University's Museum Collections as well as archival material exploring carnivals in the Caribbean as well as Dundee's own history of carnivals, fairs, masques, and pageants.

The exhibition has been curated by researcher and artist Cat Dunn, a PhD candidate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.

Event Opening Times:
12 November 2022 to 4 February 2023
Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Free.
Promoted By: University of Dundee Museums
Dates
Monday 28th November 2022 9:30am
Tuesday 29th November 2022 9:30am
Wednesday 30th November 2022 9:30am
Thursday 1st December 2022 9:30am
Friday 2nd December 2022 9:30am
Saturday 3rd December 2022 11:00am
Monday 5th December 2022 9:30am
Tuesday 6th December 2022 9:30am
Wednesday 7th December 2022 9:30am
Thursday 8th December 2022 9:30am
Friday 9th December 2022 9:30am
Saturday 10th December 2022 11:00am
Monday 12th December 2022 9:30am
Tuesday 13th December 2022 9:30am
Wednesday 14th December 2022 9:30am
Thursday 15th December 2022 9:30am
Friday 16th December 2022 9:30am
Saturday 17th December 2022 11:00am
Tuesday 3rd January 2023 9:30am
Wednesday 4th January 2023 9:30am
Thursday 5th January 2023 9:30am
Friday 6th January 2023 9:30am
Saturday 7th January 2023 11:00am
Monday 9th January 2023 9:30am
Tuesday 10th January 2023 9:30am
Wednesday 11th January 2023 9:30am
Thursday 12th January 2023 9:30am
Friday 13th January 2023 9:30am
Saturday 14th January 2023 11:00am
Monday 16th January 2023 9:30am
Tuesday 17th January 2023 9:30am
Wednesday 18th January 2023 9:30am
Thursday 19th January 2023 9:30am
Friday 20th January 2023 9:30am
Saturday 21st January 2023 11:00am
Monday 23rd January 2023 9:30am
Tuesday 24th January 2023 9:30am
Wednesday 25th January 2023 9:30am
Thursday 26th January 2023 9:30am
Friday 27th January 2023 9:30am
Saturday 28th January 2023 11:00am
Monday 30th January 2023 9:30am
Tuesday 31st January 2023 9:30am
Wednesday 1st February 2023 9:30am
Thursday 2nd February 2023 9:30am
Friday 3rd February 2023 9:30am
Saturday 4th February 2023 11:00am
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