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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on January 12th, 2014
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

 

 

CTMD Upcoming Events

 

Center for Traditional Music and Dance & Verite sou Tanbou present

Verite Sou Tanbou   

VODOU IS NATURE!

A conversation about Vodou and the Environment

followed by a Vodou singing session

 

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

 

OUNGAN DIEUDONNÉ JEAN-JACQUES

AND

MANBO MARIE CARMEL

 


Sunday, Jan 19th, 6:30PM
138 South Oxford Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
FREE ADMISSION – PRIOR RSVP IS REQUIRED
(Kindly RSVP by January 18th to econdon@ctmd.org.
Your RSVP will be confirmed via e-mail.)
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and its Haitian Community Cultural Initiative, Verite sou Tanbou (formerly known as Ayiti Fasafas), invite you to “Vodou Is Nature,” an educational workshop on Haitian Vodou practice and performance in New York City. Oungan (Vodou priest) Dieudonné Jean-Jacques and Manbo (Vodou Priestess) Marie Carmel will lead a conversation discussing the roots of Haitian Vodou with respect to the environment, in its “four elements” (air, earth, fire, and water), and the Vodou spirits (lwa) which guard and represent the powerful forces and precious resources of the natural world.  The conversation will be translated into English and Kreyol and will be followed by a question-and-answer session, plus a performance of traditional Vodou songs on nature themes. Audience participation is encouraged!
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Verite sou Tanbou image design by Kesler Pierre.     kp@keslerpierre.com

Roots/water photo by Pam Fray, 2007 (public domain via Wikimedia Commons).

Support for this program is provided to the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Verite sou Tanbou by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Con Edison, the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Gilder Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Scherman Foundation.

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