Celebrating Devotion…

with DWAFANM

Rhythms

& Rapture



Sacred Music, Dance & Poetry that celebrate the roots of Haïti with:

Rozna Zila Mikerline Michele Marcelin

DWA FANM dedicates this
“VOICES OF WOMEN” program
to pay tribute to the Cultural Gatekeepers
of the dominant religion of Haïti.



http://www.dwafanm.org/

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead.



“The revolution which created the nation of Haïti was inspired by the divine decree of the warrior

goddess Ezili Dantò who danced in the head of the great Haïtian priestess Cécile Fatiman. It was on the fateful night of August 14th, 1791, in that sacred and secret wood clearing of the mountain forest called Bwa Kayiman, that Cécile Fatiman crowned the African warrior Boukman with her royal red Petwo scepter, ushering in the war that would forever slash the chains of European slavery in Haïti.”
……………………………………..

“Ezili Dantò, mètrèss tèt mwen
Ezili dantò, mètrèss kay mwen
Ezili Dantò, mètrèss peyi mwen….”

“Haïti,
clamor of gongs and drums in the groundswell of dethroned gods around that Citadel where starved dogs of our souls eat their tails
Haïti under the dawn

Haïti,
we lift glasses of clairin while candles and incense and spices burn in the breasts of priestesses
Haïti,
we stand at your crossroads where the earth meets the sky
where the visible meets the invisible

We stand at the four cardinal points covering the four corners of the earth and we salute you.
Ayibobo!

*Poetry by Marguerite Laurent
and Leroy Clark

Michele Marcelin,Farah Tanis, Carolle Charles
DWA FANM – Voices of Women
Celebrating Devotion
Saturday, March 29th, 2008
(Photo:Tequila Minsky)


Michele Marcelin,Farah Tanis, Carolle Charles
DWAFANM – Voices of Women
Celebrating Devotion
Saturday, March 29th, 2008

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