My post is not about identifying a font but suggesting one.
I am currently working on a document for a dance company to promote their new show. (Title: "Tribute to the roots". Dance style: Afro + Gwo Ka –dance from Gadalupe—)
In the choice of the display typeface, I would like to avoid stereotypes about african culture… but as I don't know african, black nor caribean culture so much, it's a lot of research to do for me at the moment… Does anyone have a suggestion about a typeface that would say "African roots"?
What comes first to my mind is (I'm affraid if it's stereotype):
• a bold condensed Sans (Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Cond…), a kind of wooden type for the press,
• …or at least a geometric Sans,
• a manual type (but it's hard to find the right one, not too childich nor precious),
• "Lithos" from Adobe? …but maybe too "greek"…
• a slab serif type…
I will post later something I tried but for now if anyone had a suggestion, it would be welcome.