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ARTIST
TITLE
Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SJR 105CD SJR 105CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/14/2005

2010 repress. "Soul Jazz Records are reissuing Spirits of Life: Haitian Vodou, new mid-price special box-edition, recorded in Haiti, to coincide with the release of Kanaval their new photography book and music CD about Kanaval in Haiti. Voodoo music recorded by Soul Jazz Records in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Voodoo is the sacred African-based religion of Haiti famous for it's Hollywood-styled image of spirit- possession, sacrifices and walking dead. The music of Voodoo features intense, complex African drum rhythms alongside vocals. The music of voodoo is used to bring spirits into the body of worshippers who become possessed by the spirit that enters their body. Voodoo was brought to Haiti by slaves and later bought about the revolution that made Haiti the first Black republic. Voodoo flourishes in Haiti today and is the lifeline of it's society. Haiti is next to Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico in the West Indies and consequently the music is a mixture of heavy African rhythms alongside Latin and Jamaican music." Includes 30-page booklet.