Fowler Talks: Komfa and the Ritual Embrace of Shaded Heritages

308 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095
Feb 23, 11 AM - 12 PM — ends Feb 08, 2021
Join us to celebrate Mashramani—Guyana’s annual “carnival” commemorating the South American nation’s formal severing of ties with the British Crown—and the Guyanese ritual of dance, drumming, and altar-making called Komfa. The program, led by UCLA scholar Jeremy Jacob Peretz, will explore through the lens of Guyana’s religious material culture how Komfa encourages devotees in “the Land of Six Peoples” to embrace marginalized aspects of their heritage and “shaded” facets of themselves—known in Guyana’s Creolese language as jumbi, or “ghosts.” Program is free with RSVP.