Heat and Happiness in the Making of a Haitian Vodou God
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.
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