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VOODOOFEST 2016 - Halloween - October 31st

Our 18th ANNIVERSARY!

 




18th Annual FREE VOODOOFEST
Monday, October 31, 2016
1 PM – 7 PM
Closing Ancestral Ritual at 7 PM

Full Events Schedule Below

 

Click here to view our full collection of past VOODOOFEST Posters

Where: Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans Cultural Center & Collection - 612 rue Dumaine in the French Quarter

Who: Internationally Revered Haitian Vodou Priestesses, Mama Lola, Mambo Maggie & Mambo Marsha, Acclaimed Author, Chief Priestess Luisah Teish, Award Winning Local Musicians, Sunpie Barnes & Luther Gray of Bamboula 2000, Master Haitian Drummer, Houngan Piterson, New Orleans’ own Voodoo Priest, Doctor Glover, Published Author & Marie Laveaux Researcher, Dr. Ina Fandrich, New Orleans Voodoo Priest & Published Author, Belfazaar Ashantison, Haitian-Initiated Vodou Priests, Houngan Matt & Houngan Jesse, Local Artist & Musician Extraordinaire, Amzie Adams and the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe!

What is VOODOOFEST?

VOODOOFEST is our FREE annual festival, held EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo religion's many important contributions to New Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public about this widely misunderstood religion & to preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual & Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.

Activities All Day:

Educational & Cultural Presentations, Book signings, Practitioner-Made Potion Oils & Gris Gris Bags, Over 100 varieties of locally handmade Voodoo Dolls & Crafts, Spiritual Work & Consultations, New Orleans, African & Haitian Art, Free Refreshments and more. Ancestral Ritual at 7 PM

We appreciate your support and hope to see you there!
Thanks & Blessings,
Brandi C. Kelley
VOODOOFEST Producer - 504.522.2111

P.S.: Admission to VOODOOFEST is FREE. Your donations help us to keep it free and are GREATLY appreciated! Don't forget to pick up your collectable VOODOOFEST 2016 Poster. This year's poster, by acclaimed local artist, Amzie Adams, promises to be a memorable addition to the collection. Every sale helps to support VOODOOFEST.

VOODOOFEST 2016 EVENTS SCHEDULE:
1 PM: OPENING CEREMONY led by our family of initiated Priests.

1:30 PM: Haitian-Initiated Vodou Priest, Houngan Matt, conducts an informative Vodou 101 from an insider's perspective.

2:15: Haitian-Initiated Cajun Voodoo Priest, Jesse Brunet, a true Louisiana original, speaks about the fascinating history of the Cajun people and the tremendous contributions they've made to our local culture.

2:45 PM: New Orleans Voodoo Priest, Belfazaar Ashantison, published author of, "Beneath the Sheltering Oak," & "Voodoo Through My Eyes," speaks about his close relationship to the Ancestors & how They assist him in his work as a Spiritual Consultant & Root Worker.

3:30 PM: Acclaimed author, academic & Vodou Practitioner, Dr. Ina Fandrich, speaks about the life & times of our Great Ancestor, Mam'zelle Marie Laveaux - from Her colorful history, to Mam'zelle's modern day place as an active "New Orleans Lwa." Dr. Fandrich will sign copies of her published text, "The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveaux.

4:30 PM: Haitian Vodou Priestess, Mambo Marsha, speaks about the important role that song and rhythm play in honoring and calling upon the Lwa during ceremony. A few songs will be taught to all, with accompaniment by Master Haitian Drummer, Houngan Piterson

5:30 PM: Internationally renowned local musician & historian, Sunpie, discusses the African roots of our locally beloved music and dance, while performing some of his most popular songs.

6:15 PM: Bring your drums (and your clapping hands) for African Drumming 101! Award winning percussionist, Luther Gray, of Bamboula 2000, discusses the African roots of our locally beloved rhythms. Everyone is asked to participate & learn a few basic beats.

7 PM: CLOSING ANCESTRAL HEALING RITUAL with Haitian Vodou Priestesses, Mama Lola, Mambo Maggie & Mambo Marsha, Chief Priestess Luisah Teish, New Orleans own Voodoo Priest, Doctor Glover, Internationally acclaimed musicians, Sunpie & Luther Gray, Master Haitian Drummer, Houngan Piterson, the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe and YOU!

 

   

Posters from previous Fests are now available
 Click here to view

 
Veve for Drums and Ogan (Rada Rite).
 

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