2013 - Halloween - October 31st
Our 15th ANNIVERSARY!
Where: Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans Cultural Center
& Collection - 612 rue Dumaine in the French Quarter
Internationally Revered Haitian Vodou
Priestesses, Mama Lola & Mambo Maggie, Award
Winning Local Musician, Sunpie Barnes, New
Orleans’ own Voodoo Priest, Doctor Glover,
Published Marie Laveaux Researcher, Dr. Ina
Fandrich, New Orleans Voodoo Priest & Published
Author, Belfazaar Ashantison, Louisiana's
Favorite Cajun Voodoo Priest, Jesse Brunet and
the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe!
Mama Lola will be available for private
consultations & Spiritual Work by appointment
only October 28 - Nov 5. Please call
504.522.2111 & book your appointments early!
What is VOODOOFEST?
VOODOOFEST is our FREE annual festival, held
EVERY Halloween, which celebrates the Voodoo
religion's many important contributions to New
Orleans' traditions. VOODOOFEST’s primary goals
are to honor the Ancestors, educate the public
about this widely misunderstood religion & to
preserve and celebrate the unique Spiritual &
Cultural Heritage of New Orleans.
Activities All Day:
Educational & Cultural Presentations, Book
signings, Practitioner-Made Potion Oils & Gris
Gris Bags, Over 100 varieties of locally
handmade Voodoo Dolls & Crafts, Spiritual Work &
Consultations, New Orleans, African & Haitian
Art, Free Refreshments and more. Ancestral
Ritual at 7 PM
We appreciate your support and hope to see you
Thanks & Blessings,
Brandi C. Kelley
VOODOOFEST Producer - 504.522.2111
P.S.: Admission to VOODOOFEST is FREE. Your
donations help us to keep it free and are
GREATLY appreciated! Don't forget to pick up
your collectable VOODOOFEST 2013 Poster. This
year's poster, by acclaimed local artist, Amzie
Zardox, promises to be a memorable addition to
the collection. Every sale helps to support
VOODOOFEST 2013 EVENTS SCHEDULE:
1 PM: OPENING CEREMONY with Haitian Vodou
Priestesses, Mama Lola & Mambo Maggie and New
Orleans' own Voodoo Priest, Doctor Glover.
1:30 PM: New Orleans Voodoo Priest, Doctor
Glover, will speak about and demonstrate the
practical use of dolls, potions, gris gris bags,
powders & candles as tools of ritual magick.
2:30 PM: Cajun Voodoo Priest, Jesse Brunet, a
true Louisiana original, speaks about the
fascinating history of the Cajun people and the
tremendous contributions they've made to our
3:30 PM: New Orleans Voodoo Priest, Belfazaar
Ashantison, published author of, "Beneath the
Sheltering Oak," speaks about his close
relationship to the Ancestors & how They assist
him in his work as a Spiritual Consultant & Root
4:30 PM: Acclaimed author, academic & Vodou
Practitioner, Dr. Ina Fandrich, speaks about the
life & times of our Great Ancestor, Mam'zelle
Marie Laveaux - from Her colorful history, to
Mam'zelle's modern day place as an active "New
Orleans Lwa." Dr. Fandrich will sign copies of
her published text, "The Mysterious Voodoo
Queen, Marie Laveaux."
5:30 PM: Internationally renowned local musician
& historian, Sunpie, discusses the African roots
of our locally beloved music and dance, while
performing some of his most popular songs.
Sunpie also explains how the Lwa (Vodou Spirits)
have influenced his music along the way.
6:15 PM: BRING YOUR DRUMS FOR AFRICAN DRUMMING
101! Everyone will have the opportunity to
participate & learn a few basic rhythms.
7 PM: CLOSING ANCESTRAL HEALING RITUAL with
Haitian Vodou Priestesses, Mama Lola & Mambo
Maggie, New Orleans own Voodoo Priest, Doctor
Glover, Internationally acclaimed musician,
Sunpie and the Voodoo Authentica Ritual Troupe!
Admission to VOODOOFEST is FREE. Your donations
help us to keep it free and are GREATLY
appreciated, so please give what you can. Thanks
so much for your support - see y'all there!