Tag Archives: Makandal

The Year of the Rising Sun

I am Gede, eternal figure in black, master of the abyss into which the sun sinks. I make the days grow short and the nights grow long. You perforce will cross the threshold of my palace, the tomb and the … Continue reading

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Vintage Vodou from the Makandal Archive

Donk, lè m antre Nouyòk, mwen deside pou m fè plak. Sa k fè m te deside pou m fè plak se te yon afè… Kòmsi m ta di w, yon bagay m te gen nan mwen menm pou m … Continue reading

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Ti Ayiti, Alaso! Little Haiti, Charge!

From Boukman’s command to listen to the voice of liberty that speaks in the hearts of us all to the strains of “Grenadye, alaso!” in Haiti’s final battle for independence to the spicy pulse of rara bands spanning the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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