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Heat and Happiness in the Making of a Haitian Vodou God

Oct 11, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fleming Museum 204 (Marble Court)

In the Haitian Vodou religion, gods and people empower each other. The hotter the singing, drumming, and dancing of the worshippers, the stronger the gods become. In this talk, Chief Priestess Marie Maude Evans offers a glimpse of the power behind the striking paket kongo altars of Haiti, as well as some background for Thursday's ceremony at the Fleming.

Marie Maude Evans, Chief Priestess (Manbo Asogwe) of the Sosyete Nago Temple of Jacmel, Haiti, and Mattapan, Massachusetts. Support from the Vermont Humanities Council and UVM Department of Anthropology.

Price: Regular Admission
Sponsor: Fleming Museum

For more information, contact Fleming Museum of Art at 802-656-0750 or fleming@uvm.edu.

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