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Makandal presents, teaches, and documents the sacred music and dance of Haitian Vodou, widely perceived in the mainstream as “voodoo.” We challenge clichées while keeping the magic of Vodou alive. More on our About page.
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We leaked the news a few weeks ago, but in case you missed it, Makandal released the first recording from Master Drummer Frisner Augustin’s archive-in-progress. Why does this album—apparently for instrumental music-loving eccentrics and connoisseurs—have us rocking? Sample⇓ Download FREE⇓ Album … Continue reading
Makandal, serving the Haitian, Haitian American, and Friends of Haiti communities of New York City since 1981, now hosts a blog and website. Please follow to learn about and experience the best of Haiti’s classic performing arts. Navigate our pages, top … Continue reading