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Call the Drum Spirit! Rele Ountò!

The Third Annual Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Concert

Saturday, June 25, 8 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at Third Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn (map) 125 more words

Vodou

Voodoo Student

Apparently the Harry Potter fandom these days maintains that Hermione Granger is of African descent. I don’t remember how she was described in the books, and truthfully the whole “racebend established characters from popular franchises” meme has gotten a bit old. 54 more words

Artwork

Desire in a Different Climate

In 1945 on their return voyage to France, Andre Breton and his new wife Elise with Wifredo Lam in tow stopped in Haiti where their friend and Surrealist contributor Pierre Mabille was culture attache. 203 more words

Surrealism

Dreams, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kouzen

As any Vodouisant worth their salt (that they keep out of the food on the altar) can tell you, the Lwa speak frequently and often powerfully through dreams. 1,113 more words

Vodoun

Vodou, I Remember: My New Books on Haitian Vodou

Hello, Friends: Please allow me to share my two new books with you, which are published by Lexington Books (2016). Dr. Nixon Cleophat and I edited both volumes on Haitian Vodou:  … 1,058 more words

Religion

Animism, HeLa cells, and Mystical Flesh (pt 1)

Click here for: Part 2 and Part 3

(Do you ever just want to link to about a dozen posts and say, “Here, read all of this quickly and then carry on?) 2,534 more words

Religion

signal boost: The Legacy of Hoodoo Within the Black Church

Celebratory article on one of my favorite topics, Queer Southern Black Witch histories.

“The hoodoo religion involved spirit possession, sacred music, ancestor reverence, water immersion, herbal medicine, sacred music, circle dancing, and shaman priests who functioned in a variety of roles, including that of leader in religious activity such as role model in the sacred ritual of the Ring Shout, “ says writer Katrina Hazzard-Donald.

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