The Sacred Music and Dance of Haitian Vodou from Temple to Stage and the Ethics of Representation

@article{Wilcken2005TheSM,
  title={The Sacred Music and Dance of Haitian Vodou from Temple to Stage and the Ethics of Representation},
  author={Lois Wilcken},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  year={2005},
  volume={32},
  pages={193 - 210}
}
  • Lois Wilcken
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Latin American Perspectives
"What is true and at the same time quite remarkable about the Vodou," wrote Moreau de Saint-Mery (1958 [1797]: 68, my translation), "is the kind of force that induces those present to dance to insensibility. ... Without doubt in order to calm the fears that this mysterious cult inspires in the colony, [the blacks] pretend to dance it in public, to the sound of the drums and the clapping of hands. ... But I guarantee that it is all the more a calculated move to escape the vigilance of the… Expand
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