Congress of Santa Barbara
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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
The Cane, the Serpent, and the Cross: Mapping the Spiritual World of an
Douglas H. Daniels, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jazz and Vodou in the Lives of Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton and Lester
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
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