Musifest Productions and Sosyete Koukouy, Inc., will present the second annual â€œVodou Fest 2005â€ at Bayfront Park Tina Hill Pavillon located at 301 N Biscayne Boulevard, downtown Miami, Florida on Saturday July 16, 2005 from 5:00 PM to midnight.
Accompanying lectures and public symposia will also be held at Broward Library Auditorium (Fort Lauderdale) on June 12, 6:00 PM and Libreri Mapou June 30, 7:00 PM.
Musifest productions will explore and celebrate the impact and influence of African based traditions. The unique network of cultural traditions of Haitian vodou, Cuban santeria, Brazilian camdoble, and Tridadian shango traditions continue to provide an important link to the African roots of these cultures through rhythm, dance, oral history, art, and song.
Vodou Fest 2005 is an opportunity to analyze and commorate African based traditions and their contribution to Caribbean societies. It is an opportunity to begin a new and more positive public and cultural discourse regarding African based cultural traditions.
â€œVodou Fest 2005â€ will feature Vodou Arts Exhibition International and local renowned roots music bands performing traditional rhythmic vodou inspired music and vodou rituals for the first time in a public forum: Kampech, djanaye , vodou presentation by Hougan Papa Paul, Erol Josue, the Mirabo twins, Emperor Aboudja, Manbo Carole Maroule, Grupo Batuque (Afro Urigue) Jude Papa Loco, Ifeile (Afro Cuban) Delou (West Africa) and more, Native Indians (Blessind).
Admission: All conferences are free
All children under 10 are free
Adults: $15 In advance
For more information please contact Musifest Productions:
Att: Ingrid Llera,
Phone: 954 438-7772 Cell: 786 277-4693 Fax: 954 438-7772
Sosyete Koukouy, Inc (305) 757-9922