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Philadelphia, Summer 2015, Part Two: Enter Simbi Makaya

(continued from Part One)

Saturday night’s service was of the fiery Petro sort, in honor of Simbi Makaya. The sosyete’s drummer had other commitments, so we would be singing a cappella, with only our hands and assons for accompaniment. 1,277 more words


Call for Submissions: 4th GHETTO BIENNALE 2015—Kreyòl, Vodou and the Lakou, forms of resistance

Here is call for artists and curators for participation in the 4th Ghetto Biennale, organized around the theme “Kreyòl, Vodou and the Lakou: forms of resistance… 933 more words

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En musique ça passe mieux

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Tears, Miracles, and Love Songs

I. Tears

I cry more often these days, and it’s unsettling in that am-I-going-crazy way. I know I’m not, but there is still that high-pitched screaming voice in the back of my head that assures me that I am losing my grasp on reality when the tears start sliding down my cheeks, 1,521 more words

Foot Washing Purification Ritual

At the request of my girlfriend I performed a foot washing for her. This particular ritual/practice is likely more familiar to those from a vodou or christian background. 729 more words


Legba creates my vision

I am coming up on the first anniversary of my Kanzo with Sosyete du Marche. Thus it seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the past year and what has (and has not) changed about me and my life. 1,049 more words


Food for the Gods-Haitian Vodou and agriculture, Ancestral legacy

Yes, even Gods need to eat and nowhere is the importance of good sustainable agriculture demonstrated than in Haiti where tyrannical U.S. foreign and economic policies have ravaged Haiti’s agriculture. 35 more words