This is a depiction of the celebration of Ogoun’s ceremony on August 14, 1791. Ogoun is the vodon Lwa who presides over fire, iron, politics, and war. Boukman Dutty launched the Haitian Revolution with the understanding that a liberation war “was guaranteed success when it coincided with the recognition of the Vodon pantheon, particularly Ogoun, and was in congruence with both African cosmological forces and ancestral spiritual beliefs.” – Wade W. Nobles, The Island of Memes: Haiti’s Unfinished Revolution, pg. 78.
A song inspired by Ayi Kwei Armah’s Two Thousand Seasons and the orisha Ogoun.
Length: 00:06:35 Size: 14.5 MB