The Leader of the Cleansing Spirits ‘The High Sweeper’ exhorts you to take up the broom to sweep away the forces of grime, greed, tyranny, ignorance, bleaching, ‘bohbol’ and ‘bassa bassa’…
A photograph from the experimental short film ‘CLENASE!” which is about the arrival of 4 mysterious Cleansing Spirits to the island of Trinidad & Tobago. They came to purify what had become corrupted & to recover what was lost. They came to engage in Battle for the Soul of your Soul & for the Soul of the Republic & to restore the nation to its Golden Age…:
Check out the film at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIO597duv1A
The entire scenario comes from a Carnival Band called ‘Generation Lion’ which puts on themed presentations every year at Trinidad’s Jouvay ritual. Jouvay is that magical ritual of creative and sensual anarchy that opens every Trinidad-style Carnival just before the sunrise. It is a ritual of the sunrise.
Written, Directed, Choreographed, & Styled by Rubadiri Victor. Photographed by Kerron Riley