Haitian people called upon the Lwa - hot, fiery, and powerful spirits to assist in the victory of their independence. Currently, I'm in Haiti, the FIRST FREE BLACK Republic, feeling heavy, heated and angry. I'm here to work and serve my community though my artistic vehicle - DANCE. In order to continue my job, I needed to get centered. Yesterday, I went to my spiritual home, Sosyete Nago, a Vodou temple in Jacmel. I needed to be inside a safe, sacred space to pour libations and call upon AFRICAN spirits. To call upon my Ancestors for my protection, and protection for my people, to call out Alton Sterling's name, to call out Philando Castile's name AND to wish him a Happy Birthday. To ask for strength, courage and direction. Candles were lit, libations were poured. Energy was released. Mesi anpil,
Manbo Maude for your support. Kwa Simbo! Ayibobo! Bilolo! Awoshe Nago!
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