http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/project/00100

Safeguarding of the Sacred Songs of the Voodoo Cult of the lakou Dereal of the Community of Bizoton

  • Budget (US$): 40,000
  • Source: Japan
  • Dates: 05-2008/12-2009

Benefitting country(ies): Haiti

Overview:

The Bizoton community is situated in the the Dereal lakou in Western Haïti. Every song and dance in the vodou cult can be associated with a prayer and every gesture that goes with it is codified in function of a specific divinity.

Objectives:

  • Identification and documentation of the sacred songs of the vodou cult of the Dereal lakou
  • Raise awareness among the members of the community of Bizoton of the value of their rich heritage *Promotion of the sacred songs of the vodou cult of the Dereal lakou

Activities:

  • Workshops on the methodology used for the creation of an inventory with the participation of the tradition bearers and the youngsters of the Bizoton Community
  • Elaboration of an inventory of the sacred songs of the vodou cult of the Dereal lakou
  • Production and dissemination of a CD

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