14th ANNUAL FREE VOODOOFEST
ON HALLOWEEN OCTOBER 31st! (Full
Events Schedule below)
Wednesday October 31, 2012
1 PM – 7 PM
Closing Ancestral Ritual at 7 PM
Posters from previous
Fests are now available
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Closing Ancestral Healing Ritual at 7
Where: Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans Cultural Center
612 rue Dumaine in the French Quarter
Who: Haitian Vodou Priestesses, MAMA LOLA & Mambo
Maggie, New Orleans’ own Voodoo Priest Elmer T. Glover,
Marie Laveau researcher Dr. Ina Fandrich, acclaimed
local musicians Sunpie & Luther Gray of Bamboula 2000,
Amzie Zardox and the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe!
Mama Lola will also be available for private
consultations & Spiritual Work by appt. only Oct. 30 -
Nov 5. Please call 504.522.2111 & book your appointments
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.: Don't forget to pick up your collectable
VOODOOFEST 2012 Poster! This year's poster, by acclaimed
local artist, Amzie Zardox, promises to be a memorable
addition to the collection. Every sale helps to support
VOODOOFEST and to keep it FREE of charge!
VOODOOFEST 2012 EVENTS SCHEDULE:
1 PM: OPENING CEREMONY with Haitian Vodou Priestesses,
Mama Lola & Mambo Maggie and New Orleans' own Voodoo
Priest, Doctor Glover.
1:30 PM: New Orleans Voodoo Priest, Doctor Glover,
speaks about the evolution of New Orleans American
Voodoo. Discussion will include practical information on
the use of dolls, potions, gris gris bags, powders &
candles as tools of ritual magick.
2:15 PM: 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 and heritage.
3 PM: New Orleans Voodoo Practitioner, Belfazaar
Ashantison, speaks about his close relationship to the
Ancestors & how They assist him in his work as a
Spiritual Consultant & Root Worker.
3:45 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 her modern day place as an
active "New Orleans Lwa" who is called upon daily for
assistance. Dr. Fandrich will sign copies of her
insightful book, "The Mysterious Voodoo Queen, Marie
4:45 PM: Houngan Blanc speaks about Haitian Vodou, the
Lwa and his experience as a New Orleans born, Haitian
initiated Vodou Priest.
5:30 PM: Internationally renowned local musician &
historian, Sunpie, talks about how the Lwa (Vodou
Spirits) have influenced his music and also explains the
historical roots of many of New Orleans' unique cultural
traditions & euphemisms.
6:15 PM: BRING YOUR DRUMS FOR AFRICAN DRUMMING 101!
Award winning percussionist, Luther Gray, of Bamboula
2000, discusses the African roots of our locally beloved
music and dance. Everyone will participate & learn a few
7 PM: CLOSING ANCESTRAL HEALING RITUAL with Haitian
Vodou Priestesses, Mama Lola & Mambo Maggie, New Orleans
own Voodoo Priest, Doctor Glover, World Famous
percussionist, Luther Gray, of the award winning
Bamboula 2000 and the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe!
Admission to VOODOOFEST is FREE. Your donations help us
to keep it free and are GREATLY appreciated, so please
give if you can. Thanks so much for your support - see