BBC | Mardi Gras: The Big Chief celebrating the stories of Africa

Demond Melancon is a sewer with extraordinary flair.

Every year for Mardi Gras, he makes an elaborate feathered suit to compete with others in a centuries-old African-American tradition in New Orleans.

And for the past few years, Demond has been telling the stories of Ethiopia through his designs.

Image: Demond Melancon in his 2020 Mardi Gras suit. Credit: Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.

Release Date: 30 June 2020
Duration: 2 minutes