By Bettina Schmidt

Caribbean Diaspora within the united states offers a brand new cultural conception according to an exploration of Caribbean spiritual groups in ny urban. The Caribbean tradition of latest York demonstrates a cultural dynamism which embraces Spanish conversing, English conversing and French talking migrants. All cultures are filled with breaks and contradictions as Latin American and Caribbean theorists have tested of their ongoing debate. This ebook combines distinct study via the writer in Caribbean big apple with the theoretical discourse of Latin American and Caribbean students. targeting Caribbean spiritual groups, together with Cuban/Puerto Rican Santería (Regla de Ocha), Haitian Vodou, Shango (Orisha Baptist) from Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazilian Pentecostal church, Schmidt's observations result in the development of a cultural idea that illustrates a tradition in an ongoing kingdom of switch, with a couple of kind of expression reckoning on state of affairs, time and context. displaying the creativity of religions and how immigrants adapt to their new atmosphere, this e-book fills a niche among Latin American and Caribbean stories.

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An Exhibition: Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou On 10 October 1998, the American Museum of Natural History hosted an unusual exhibition, just two floors above the collection of artefacts from the Northwest Coast collected by Franz Boas nearly a century ago. The exhibition ‘Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou’ was organized by the Fowler Museum of Cultural History (Cosentino Cosentino 1995) at the University of California in Los Angeles in 1995 and since then has been displayed in several cities in the USA.

Mama Lola came one week later together with Karen McCarthy Brown, whose research made the priestess famous. Brown started her research on Vodou at the end of 1970s and presented the first results in 1979. During this investigation she met the Vodou priestess for the first time and she later gave her the fictitious name of Mama Lola. Brown, a European American with a Protestant background, developed an intense relationship with Mama Lola over time, which became almost a mother– daughter relationship.

Music classes are crucial to those migrants. The story with the diaspora is that a guy is living far from his country, far from all his habits, his family, his music, his foods, all those things that he’s used to. He’s living in a place where things are totally different. The way of living is completely upside down for him. He’s not used to the winter or living like a number. He’s used to a very warm way of living. He’s coming from a small town where everybody knows everybody, going to a subway in a big city where nobody knows anybody.

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