The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook

Spanish Rule While Spain accepted rule over the Louisiana Territory, the residents of Louisiana were not so quick to accept Spanish rule ... It is not for nothing that New Orleans has been called “the northernmost city of the Caribbean.

Author: Kenaz Filan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777981

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 453

A guide to the practices, tools, and rituals of New Orleans Voodoo as well as the many cultural influences at its origins • Includes recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, and directions to create gris-gris bags and Voodoo dolls to attract love, money, justice, and healing and for retribution • Explores the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, including Marie Laveau and Dr. John • Exposes the diverse ethnic influences at the core of Voodoo, from the African Congo to Catholic immigrants from Italy, France, and Ireland One of America’s great native-born spiritual traditions, New Orleans Voodoo is a religion as complex, free-form, and beautiful as the jazz that permeates this steamy city of sin and salvation. From the French Quarter to the Algiers neighborhood, its famed vaulted cemeteries to its infamous Mardi Gras celebrations, New Orleans cannot escape its rich Voodoo tradition, which draws from a multitude of ethnic sources, including Africa, Latin America, Sicily, Ireland, France, and Native America. In The New Orleans Voodoo Handbook, initiated Vodou priest Kenaz Filan covers the practices, tools, and rituals of this system of worship as well as the many facets of its origins. Exploring the major figures of New Orleans Voodoo, such as Marie Laveau and Dr. John, as well as Creole cuisine and the wealth of musical inspiration surrounding the Mississippi Delta, Filan examines firsthand documents and historical records to uncover the truth behind many of the city’s legends and to explore the oft-discussed but little-understood practices of the root doctors, Voodoo queens, and spiritual figures of the Crescent City. Including recipes for magical oils, instructions for candle workings, methods of divination, and even directions to create gris-gris bags, mojo hands, and Voodoo dolls, Filan reveals how to call on the saints and spirits of Voodoo for love, money, retribution, justice, and healing.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Story of French New Orleans

The Story of French New Orleans

sistance to assimilation, living as they do in a rural part of St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New orleans. This is ironic because in Spain the Canary Islanders are hardly considered as the “most Spanish” of people. During Spanish rule ...

Author: Dianne Guenin-Lelle

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496804891

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 272

What is it about the city of New Orleans? History, location, and culture continue to link it to France while distancing it culturally and symbolically from the United States. This book explores the traces of French language, history, and artistic expression that have been present there over the last three hundred years. This volume focuses on the French, Spanish, and American colonial periods to understand the imprint that French socio-cultural dynamic left on the Crescent City. The migration of Acadians to New Orleans at the time the city became a Spanish dominion and the arrival of Haitian refugees when the city became an American territory oddly reinforced its Francophone identity. However, in the process of establishing itself as an urban space in the Antebellum South, the culture of New Orleans became a liability for New Orleans elite after the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans and the Caribbean share numerous historical, cultural, and linguistic connections. The book analyzes these connections and the shared process of creolization occurring in New Orleans and throughout the Caribbean Basin. It suggests "French" New Orleans might be understood as a trope for unscripted "original" Creole social and cultural elements. Since being Creole came to connote African descent, the study suggests that an association with France in the minds of whites allowed for a less racially-bound and contested social order within the United States.
Categories: History

The North American Role in the Spanish Imperial Economy 1760 1819

The North American Role in the Spanish Imperial Economy  1760 1819

During its participation in the War of the American Revolution , Spain had opened the ports of Havana and New Orleans to trade with the rebellious colonies ' to secure basic food - stuffs for their domestic populations as well as their ...

Author: Jacques A. Barbier

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719009642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 531

Categories: Business & Economics

Beneath the Spanish

Beneath the Spanish

New Orleans y Todo Ese Jazz Jazz is a criollo music from the Latin Caribbean. New Orleans is a Caribbean City Latin American, aligned to the Caribe islands, Latin America, France, Spain, and the rest of the world more so than any ...

Author: Victor Hernandez Cruz

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 9781566895057

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 878

Praise for Victor Hernández Cruz: "Bilingual since childhood, Mr. Cruz writes poems about his native Puerto Rico and elsewhere which often speak to us with a forked tongue, sometimes in a highly literate Spanglish. . . . He's a funny, hard-edged poet, declining always into mother wit and pathos." —The New York Times Book Review "A fluent sensualist and rhythmic stylist." —The Washington Post "Like a salsa band leader coaxing and challenging dancers to more and more complex steps, Cruz dares readers with dizzying polyrhythms, polymetric stanzas, backstepping word structures and a sense of improvisation." —Publishers Weekly Beneath the Spanish tracks the way that languages intersect and inform each other, and how language and music shapes experience. Moving across landscapes from Puerto Rico to Manhattan to Morocco, these poems are one man's history and a song that begs to be performed. From "Ay Bendito, Que Vaina": Cuneiform tablet inside, The maracas pencil orality of remembered places, the night stars, the hammock, yucayeques like beehives, a river crab came to my feet to talk with its mouth legs, trembling like castanets. Victor Hernández Cruz is the author of several collections of poetry including, most recently, The Mountain in the Sea and In the Shadow of Al-Andalus. Featured in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series, Cruz's collection, Maraca, was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall and Griffin Poetry Prizes. He divides his time between Morocco and his native Puerto Rico.
Categories: Poetry

Latin Jazz

Latin Jazz

The Spanish rule significantly re-Africanized and further Caribbeanized New Orleans due to increased trading with the Spanish Caribbean and a significant increase in population of freed people of color and enslaved peoples coming from ...

Author: Christopher Washburne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195371628

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 906

"Latin Jazz: the Other Jazz is an issue oriented historical and ethnographic study of Latin jazz that focuses upon key moments in the history of the music in order to unpack the cultural forces that have shaped its development. The broad historical scope of this study, which traces the dynamic interplay of Caribbean and Latin American musical influence in 18th and 19th century colonial New Orleans through to the present global stage, provides an in depth contextual foundation for exploring how musicians work with and negotiate through the politics of nation, place, race, and ethnicity in the ethnographic present. As the book title suggests, Latin jazz is explored both as a specific sub-genre of jazz, and, through the processes involved in its constructed "otherness." Latin Jazz: the Other Jazz provides a revisionist perspective on jazz history by embracing and celebrating jazz' rich global nature and heralding the significant and undeniable Caribbean and Latin American contributions to this beautiful expressive form. This study demonstrates how jazz expression reverberates entangled histories that encompass a tapestry of racial distinctions and blurred lines between geographical divides. Jazz is a product of the black, brown, tan, mulatto, beige, and white experience throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. This book acknowledges, pays tribute to, and celebrates the diversity of culture, experience, and perspectives that are foundational to jazz. By doing so, the music's legacy is shown to transcend way beyond stylistic distinction, national borders, and the imposition of the black and white racial divide that has only served to maintain the status quo and silence and erase the foundational contributions of innovators from the Caribbean and Latin America"--
Categories: Music

Racism Sexism and the Media

Racism  Sexism  and the Media

New Orleans, a sea and river port built where the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico, was a major transit point for ... as well as to and from the Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

Author: Clint C Wilson II

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452217512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 242

The Fourth Edition of Racism, Sexism, and the Media examines how different race, ethnic, and gender groups fit into the fabric of America; how the media influence and shape everyone's perception of how they fit; and how the media and advertisers are continuously adapting their communications to effectively reach these groups. The authors explore how the rise of class/group-focused communication, resulting from the convergence of new media technologies and continued demographic segmentation of audiences, has led media outlets and advertisers to see women and people of color as influential key audiences and target markets, as well as a source of stereotypes, which may lead to media insensitivity and may help perpetuate social inequity. The Fourth Edition includes updated content on topics covered in the previous editions, and new material on: women of color, including an integrated assessment of their media experiences; new material on Muslim, Arab, and Asian groups; new technologies; and social media use and their impact
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

New Orleans

New Orleans

For example, the condie tions necessary to grow wheat were notably absent from the Caribbean Islands. By the time that la Nouvelle~Orléans was established in the early eigh~ teenth century, pigs from earlier Spanish explorations were ...

Author: Elizabeth M. Williams

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 9780759121386

Category: Cooking

Page: 202

View: 519

New Orleans’ celebrated status derives in large measure from its incredibly rich food culture, based mainly on Creole and Cajun traditions. At last, this world-class destination has its own food biography.
Categories: Cooking

The British Navy in the Caribbean

The British Navy in the Caribbean

The Spanish participation in the war stimulated Lord George Germain in London to suggest an attack be launched from Pensacola to capture New Orleans, which, had it succeeded, would have prevented a slow disaster in Florida.

Author: John D. Grainger

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275892

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 162

A survey of the activities of the British navy in the Caribbean from the voyages of sixteenth century English adventurers such as John Hawkins and Francis Drake through the great wars of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries against the Dutch, Spanish and French and Britain's declining role thereafter.
Categories: History

A New History of Mississippi

A New History of Mississippi

His superior in New Orleans allowed him to communicate directly with Spain instead of through the normal channels to Cuba ... grew some tobacco and indigo, but they could not compete with the Caribbean or the American states in quality.

Author: Dennis J. Mitchell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626741621

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 820

Creating the first comprehensive narrative of Mississippi since the bicentennial history was published in 1976, Dennis J. Mitchell recounts the vibrant and turbulent history of a Deep South state. The author has condensed the massive scholarship produced since that time into an appealing narrative, which incorporates people missing from many previous histories including American Indians, women, African Americans, and a diversity of other minority groups. This is the story of a place and its people, history makers and ordinary citizens alike. Mississippi’s rich flora and fauna are also central to the story, which follows both natural and man-made destruction and the major efforts to restore and defend rare untouched areas. Hernando De Soto, Sieur d’Iberville, Ferdinand Claiborne, Thomas Hinds, Aaron Burr, Greenwood LeFlore, Joseph Davis, Nathan Bedford Forrest, James D. Lynch, James K. Vardaman, Mary Grace Quackenbos, Ida B. Wells, William Alexander Percy, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, John Grisham, Jack Reed, William F. Winter, Jim Barksdale, Richard Howorth, Christopher Epps, and too many more to list—this book covers a vast and rich legacy. From the rise and fall of American Indian culture to the advent of Mississippi’s world-renowned literary, artistic, and scientific contributions, Mitchell vividly brings to life the individuals and institutions that have created a fascinating and diverse state.
Categories: History

Understanding Latino History Excavating the Past Examining the Present

Understanding Latino History  Excavating the Past  Examining the Present

... organized against Spanish rule in the Caribbean. According to the informant, El Secretario and his fellow exile leaders, who were also of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Spanish descent, traveled between New York City, Philadelphia, New Orleans ...

Author: Pablo R. Mitchell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841699

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 370

This Latino history textbook is an outstanding reference source that covers many different Latino groups within a single comprehensive narrative. • Provides information that is accessible to a general student audience, supplying a comprehensive narrative history that covers various Latino groups along with profiles of notable Latinos from every era • Covers all Latino groups, placing the history of Mexican Americans alongside the cultures and experiences of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans • Includes primary sources with guiding questions that will help students develop interpretive, critical thinking skills • Ideally suited to serve as a reference source and as a classroom survey text for students studying Latino history
Categories: Social Science