Photo Stories 2019: [3] Spirit Desire Interviews [Video]

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Conversations, Crea(c)tive Senses, Video, Vodoun | No Comments
Photo Stories 2019: [3] Spirit Desire Interviews [Video]

The following video clips are from a 2016 conversation between myself and Kenyan Filmmaker, Kagendo Murungi. Kagendo transitioned on December 27th, 2017 at her home in Harlem, New York. RIP dear warrior sister! December 7th 1971 to December 27th 2017     Continue watching Spirit Desire interviews here

The Desire of Spirits by Donald Molosi [Book Review]

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
The Desire of Spirits by Donald Molosi [Book Review]

The Desire of Spirits – a review of “Spirit Desire” photo book by Donald Molosi   In Spirit Desire: Resistance, Imagination and Sacred Memories in Haitian Vodoun, Sokari Ekine – through simultaneously real and surreal photography – invites the viewer into various stages of ritual in Haitian vodoun. Throughout the collection of photo essays, we […]

Spirit Desire: Photo Book 2018

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti, History, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
Spirit Desire:  Photo Book 2018

For the past 18 months I have been working on producing my first photo book on Haitian Vodoun.    I began my  journey  as a documentary photographer in 2013, six years after my initial encounter with Vodou.  I doubt the journey would have been possible without the presence of  my Lwa met tet  and my […]

Altars: Black Queer Spirit Work

Altars: Black Queer Spirit Work

I encountered Vodou as a queer Nigerian living and working in Haiti  between 2010 and 2016, in the midst of rampant evangelicalism and associated homophobia and anti-Vodoun violence.   In Vodoun I  discovered a black queer  space of beauty;  both historical and contemporary resistance;  the Black Atlantic, those Diasporic crossings that speak to the “Persistence of […]

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Afro Cuba, Caribbean, Crea(c)tive Senses, Haiti | No Comments

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar (loose translation: Black Mermaid: Sugar Routes) takes as its inspiration Cuban revolutionary José Antonio Aponte’s libro de pinturas, a book of paintings of black heroes that served as a catalyst for an attempted rebellion against colonists. Singer/performer Jadele McPherson in collaboration with Director Charlotte Brathwaite In the year of the […]

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