• Haitian Vodou

  • An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous Spiritual Tradition
  • By: Mambo Chita Tann
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Haitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life. In Haitian Vodou, Mambo Chita Tann explores the historical roots and contemporary practices of this unique tradition, including discussions of:

  • Customs, beliefs, sacred spaces, and ritual objects
  • Characteristics and behaviors of the Lwa, the spirits served by Vodou practitioners
  • Common misconceptions such as "voodoo dolls" and the zombie phenomenon
  • Questions and answers for attending ceremonies and getting involved in a sosyete (Vodou house)
  • Correspondence tables, Kreyol glossary, supplemental prayer texts, and an extensive list of reference books and online resources

Well-researched, comprehensive, and engaging, Haitian Vodou will be a welcome addition for people new to Haitian spirituality as well as for students, practitioners, and academics.

©2012 Mambo Chita Tann (P)2020 Tantor

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culture appropriation

this is simply culture appropriation. Blacks can never have anything to themselves. my grandpa is a Voudou priest and this lady is just looking to make money. need my money back.

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Most Excellent!!

Bonne Mambo T Chita Tann presents Haitian Vodou thoroughly from all aspects - including history, magic, respect, and introduces to novices many of the more commonly known Lwa (spirits). While you cannot learn ceremony from a book, this is an excellent introduction to those new to the beckoning of Haitian Vodou.

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Good Voice Performance

For a review of the literary content of the book, I really think you should check over at Amazon. Today it has a 4.7 out of over 250 reviews. I just want to talk about the performance. They did a good job choosing the voice talent. Adenrele Ojo sounds perfect reading this book. I will say that at times she sounds like a Disney villain, but I don't mean that as serious criticism. Her performance is spot on.

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good, but be mindful of inaccuracies

some inaccuracies, especially with the food preparation. do not wash your chicken with soap! the narrator's creole pronunciations were off

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