A post by Peter Jordens.
Voodoo To Go Festival
September 18-20, 2015
RASA, Pauwstraat 13a, 3512 TG Utrecht, The Netherlands
Admission: 22 euro per day, 50 euro for the full festival
The first European Voodoo Festival will take place from September 18 to 20, 2015 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The program presents a combination of music, dance, film, a photo exhibit, lectures and a children’s section. Haiti will be represented by the musician, poet, dancer, choreographer and Vodou priest Erol Josué. Voodoo To Go is the first festival in Europe that will display this rich culture. There will be music from West-African afrobeat to Surinamese kaseko and from Cuban-American jazz to Haitian mizik rasin. In addition, writers, documentary-makers and experts will exchange thoughts about the dynamic faith that is so often misunderstood.
Friday September 18: The Origin (Africa)
Vaudou Game (Togo/France)
Jungle by Night (DJ Set)
Saturday September 19: The Diaspora (Caribbean)
Erol Josué (Haiti)
Sofrito (DJ Hugo Mendez)
Sunday September 20: Link to the Present (Voodoo jazz)
Omar Sosa (Cuba)
Fra Fra Sound (Surinam/Antilles)
Children’s program with music and story-telling workshops (location: Sophie’s Palace, Troonzaal, Bemuurde Weerd OZ 13, 3514 AN Utrecht).
Colloquium ‘Good and Evil in Voodoo’ (several panel members).
Photo exhibit of Voodoo ceremonies in Togo and Benin, by photographer Achille Komlan Armattoe.
Documentaries: Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast (Hisham Mayet, 2014), Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Maya Deren, 1985), and Saamaka and Looking for Apoekoe (Karel Doing, 2010).
Sources (all in Dutch):