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Haiti’s explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual
Arts & Culture

Haiti’s explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual

When Jeanguy Saintus first saw Stravinsky’s Rite, he was reminded of his religion’s initiation ceremonies. Now, he has created his…

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Haiti festival seeks to reconnect Jazz back to the people
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Haiti festival seeks to reconnect Jazz back to the people

Like many indicators of black culture, we’ve seen an evolution of Jazz that has led her away from her Black roots and closer to the upper echelons of wealth, leaving the depth of her sound to be enjoyed by elite whites, instead of the children of her creators. However for Milena Sandler and Joel Widmaier, Jazz —  a genre that was birthed by black communities across the United States — deserves to be enjoyed by everyone, especially by the masses.

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