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Share on Facebook. Share on Facebook Share. Share on Twitter Tweet. Every year between August and November, Gonaives is crossed by destructive hurricanes. Not far from the town, the famous vodou triangle delimited by the lakou of Soukri, Badio and Souvenance is one of the main places of vodou in Haiti. Even if Christian religions and sects, most of them imported from the USA, do their best to conquer souls, these places remain strong and vodou devoted let us know that their religion will not die soon.
Our dancer Edele says that vodou is her life. Her reason for living. She is fully dedicated to it. And especially she insists that vodou is not a folklore. My experience of the band and other people that I could meet during the ceremonies is that she is fully right, without any doubt. We avoid demonstration. It is interesting to notice that the different lakou of the vodou triangle are linked to specific rites of vodou, linked to different African origins. Soukri for instance is a typical Kongo lakou.
Badjo is dedicated to Nago, whose origins are the Yoruba. Each rite has its specific instruments and rhythms. Their shows are encyclopedic. When I met the musicians, they played for me and the film maker who was travelling with me, and it was a shock.
I fell in love with their music, without knowing anything about it. Riscot tells us that when he starts playing the drums it is the Lwa that come and possess him. He says it is mystical. The same happens for the two dancers, Edele and Maloune. The Lwa come through the drums and possess them, even if we never experienced a trance on stage.
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