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 2014 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 2014 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: 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."
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 Worker.
4:30 PM: Voodoo Queen Kalindah Laveaux discusses the history, practice, and family traditions of Voodoo in Louisiana, and the specific cultural and environmental influences that make Louisiana/ New Orleans Voodoo a unique expression of one of the world's oldest spiritual traditions.
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 with Ghana native, Doctor Crow! 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!