The Place d'Armes, the French Alliance of Gonaïves and the '' Lakou Souvenance Soukri and Docimé '' will welcome in August next cinematographic screenings, exhibitions of works of art, conference-debates, gastronomic activities. The first international Voodoo Festival intends to trace the five centuries of history of Tainos, Afro-descendants and Europeans, inform the organizers.
Gonaives, Saturday, July 20, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Preparations are progressing on Regarding the organization on August 12th, 13th and 14th in Gonaïves of the first Voodoo International Festival, inform one of the members of the organizing committee of the event. Discussions have already begun with local cultural operators to plan the event, announces the manager.
' At 80% we are ready. Partners like Voodoo Kingdom of Haiti, the
National Office of Ethnology, Gonaives City Hall, the National Confederation
Haitian Vodouisers support the initiative financially. Other partners
promise to accompany the logistics organization of the activity '' ,
Ylionet Jacques, administrator of the project, interviewed by Rezo Nòdwès
5 centuries of stories to go up
1 er Festival
International Voodoo is part of a tireless quest for identity
cultural, defend the initiators. He plans to pull up the wire more
500 years of history of the first occupants of the island of Haiti crystallized by
peculiar cultural referents.
'' Vodouisants will have to parade through the streets of the Cité de
Independence. Regional culinary specialties will also be
Obviously, dishes consistent with loas and spirits will also be revealed.
Voodoo works of art will be exhibited, excursions into the
'' Lakou '' and sacred high places of voodoo to revive the mythical genealogical past
Haitian '' predicts Ylionet Jacques.
The 2019 version of
International Voodoo Festival will be enhanced by visits to peristyles,
in '' hounfort '' for a trip in
the alma mater. The dates and places chosen are one dimension
symbolic and folkloric. The event, enhanced by the presence of delegates from
Benin, kings of the Brussels Arts Festival of Belgium for a cocktail
sociocultural explosive, insisted the administrator.