Photographer: Pedro Genaro Rodriguez
Diversity is the identity of the Dominican carnival. The topics of everyday life, tradition and origins emerge. The magic of fantasy is part of the popular imaginary.
Nostalgic reminiscing of the Pre-Columbian society of the Tainos is present as a way of reinforcing national identity. Here we have an “Indian” woman with an industrialized dress, with original facial identity symbols and the reproduction of a mask that portrays a deity, a cemi. This is popular creativity!