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Art and Altars of Africa and Beyond 102


African Traditional Religions such as Haitian Vodou, New Orleans Voodoo, La Regla Lucumi (also known as Santeria,) and Candomble gain in popularity everyday. No longer are they hidden and stereotyped. They are finally able to receive the positive attention and respect they deserve. This class will explore the exquisite religious art and altars of Africa and the African Traditional Religions. Special attention will be given to Haitian Vodou Flags very often featuring saint images or veves, their creation and use is a ritual all itself. Recently ATR themed work has been showing up in performance pieces and street art. We will view and discuss some of these modern manifestations. We will also discuss instructions for setting up your own simple altars for love, money, peace, healing and more.





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