syncretism

syncretism

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances and dreaming and of belief in spirits, who speak through human beings, with both good and evil potential.

A stirring scene from Bill T. Jones' musical "Fela" inspired us to learn more about orisas.

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Video of a troupe of dancers who express their mystical Sufi faith through exuberant movement and traditional music.

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