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KOSANBA

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DIRECTIONS TO
CONFERENCE;

Conference located on
the north side of the
NSU Library, Research
and Information
Technology Center:
which is bldg. Q on the
map at the following
website:
http://www.nova.edu/cwis/campusmaps/maps.html

 

 

Congress of Santa Barbara

 

Up-Coming Conference

 
KOSANBA

Colloquium V

The Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA)

"Lot Bo Dlo: Dyaspora Peyi d Ayiti Ak Tout Vodou li,"

(Across the Waters: The Haitian Religious Diaspora).

Under the eagis of the lwa: Ezili Freda Danhomin and Hevioso

Saturday, June 7th, 2003

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

Presentations are about the transfer of Haitian Vodou to other Caribbean countries,
North America and the world, the transformations inherent in such diasporas,
and the new meanings of Vodou in religious discourses worldwide.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Introductions:

Welcome by Representative of Nova Southeastern University

Welcome by KOSANBA Vice-President Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Libation: (Jacqueline Epingle attended by two other manbos)

PANEL I 9:05 AM - 10:30 AM

Chair: Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

PRESENCE OF VODOU IN NORTH AMERICA

• Richard Brent Turner, University of Iowa
Mardi Gras Indians and Second Lines/Sequin Artists and Rara bands: Street Festivals and Performance in New Orleanian and Haitian Vodou.

• Bamidele Agbasegbe Demerson, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The Cane, the Serpent, and the Cross: Mapping the Spiritual World of an African-American Healer.KK

• Douglas H. Daniels, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jazz and Vodou in the Lives of Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton and Lester 'Pres' Young.

 

PANEL II 10:35 AM - 12:00 noon

Chair: Marc-A. Christophe, University of the District of Columbia

CREATIVE IMPULSES AND THE VODOU UNIVERSE

• Nina Butlin, Ph.D., independent scholar, Montreal, Canada
Ethnographic Fiction in Haiti and Cuba: The Appearance of the Afro-Caribbean Religious in Novels of Jacques Roumain and Alejo Carpentier.

• LeGrace Benson, Cornell University
Diaspora, Diaspora and Return: A Ketuba for Agwe.

• Florence Bellande-Robertson, LaSierra University
Evolution of Haitian Women Rooted in Sisterhood and Spiritual Tradition from the Prism of Literature.

LUNCH 12:00 NOON - 1:30 pm

 

PANEL III 1:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Chair: Florence Bellande-Robertson, La Sierra University

DANCE IN VODOU SPIRITUAL SPACES

• Anna Wexler, Lesley University
Performing Vodou in Diasporic Histories.

• Kera Washington, Brown University, and Isaura Oliveia, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Yanvalou: Ezili and Oxum: Sisters of Haitian and Brazilian Waters.

 

PANEL IV 3:05 PM - 4:30 PM

Chair: Claudine Michel, University of California

CONCEPTUALIZING ART AND SCIENCE

• Dana Rush, University of Illinois, Urbana
Transatlantica: Chromolitographs as Crux.

• Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Conceptualizing Spiritual Barriers to HIV Prevention Research: The Cases of Hoodoo and Vodou.

• Viviane Nicolas, Universite d'Etat d'Haiti
The Psychological Dimensions of Haitian Vodou.

 

ROUND TABLE/ TABLE RONDE 4:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Chair: Marlene Racine-Toussaint, New York Theological Seminary

The Presidential Decree of April 7th, 2003: Is it "good?" What are the necessary adjustments to be made in Vodou?

 

DINNER 7:00 PM

 

Additional information can be obtained at the following e-mail addresses:
margaretarmand@aol.com, maratou7@aol.com, fbellande14@hotmail.com

Call (786) 245-7232 or (954) 447-7277

Please make reservations.

Secretariat, Congress of Santa Barbara

Center for Black Studies,

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Tel. 805.893.3914 • Fax 805.893.7243

Co-sponsored by

Nova Southeastern University

& The Center for Black Studies,
University of California, Santa Barbara