Route to Roots

The Route to Roots publication accompanied a vibrant new Ffotogallery exhibition of photographs, costumes and video exploring the significance of carnival arts in shaping community identity in the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean.  Route to Roots grew out of extensive research by Cardiff-based artist Adeola Dewis on how Carnival is a performance of re-presentation, combining cultural heritage and stories of historical, philosophical, spiritual significance from the African diasporic experience.  The idea was to show how these stories and traditions can be shared through costume, music and dance in a public space.