New Orleans Voodoo: An Order of Service Performed to Stem the Oil

Presented by Louis Martinie.

During this ritual session, drum prayers and rhythms developed at ceremonies held between 1995 and 2000 by the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple will be taught. These prayers/rhythms are part of a unique Order of Service based upon birthing. These rhythms are played with the head, heart, and hands. The session will end with an honor-bound confirmation in this Order of Service, given through the loa blanc dan-i. The prayers and rhythms can be learned without participating in the confirmation. Emphasis in the session will be on charging the loa to help stem the oil and free the coast of oil. A discussion of the effect of the oil will be offered.

















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