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Exploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti
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Exploring Yanvalou, the sacred dance of Haiti

The Haitian-led dance group La Troupe Zetwal, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs held an educational event dedicated to the sacred dance in Prospect Park, on Sept. 19. “Yanvalou: A Sacred Dance of Ayiti,” convened Haitian musicians, dancers and sociologists from across New York City.

Hundreds Make Trip to Souvenance for Annual Vodou Pilgrimage
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Hundreds Make Trip to Souvenance for Annual Vodou Pilgrimage

Hundreds of Haitians made their way to the small village of Souvenance last week for an annual pilgrimage for Vodou practitioners. In the small town located between Gonaïves and Cap-Haïtien, Vodou followers dressed in white, took part in various rituals and expressed their devotion to the spirits. 

Vodou Surrealism
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Vodou Surrealism

By Marcus Rediker Editor’s Note:This essay was originally published on Storyboard, Carnegie Museum of Art’s award-winning online journal. In September…

My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas
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My Soul In Haiti: A Look At the Haitian Migration Religious Experience In Bahamas

By Fabiola Jean

Historically, the Haitian Diaspora has been concentrated in New York, Miami, Canada and Philadelphia. However, in recent years, studies show Haitian migrants are increasingly travelling to the Bahamas for better opportunities. With this migration shift comes discrimination against Haitians stemming from preconceived notions and stereotypes – specifically in the realm of religious identity.