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How great thou art: 50 years of Afro-Caribbean funerals in London

In pictures The spirituals sung, the Scotch bonnet berets worn, and the rum drunk at the graveside … Charlie Phillips’s photographs chart the rituals and the changes in African-Caribbean funerals in London since the Windrush generation, to preserve a part of British culture he feels has been overlooked. 

Some friends and I went to the opening night of this exhibition at @ Photofusion Gallery in Brixton and the main thing Uncle Charlie stressed was that he wanted a bridge to be made between the generations so that these traditions can be passed down. He urged us on both sides to ask questions, to gain a better understanding of each other and how we deal with loss.