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ashadebonmanbo. White Party additions (see previous post)...
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NOPE, professional dan

White Party additions (see previous post)... _ NOPE, professional dance abilities aren’t required. Don’t let this video fool you, tho! For real... sometimes it’s just like that, when the drums are kickin’ - WE SIMPLY MOVE ! NOPE you don’t need to be initiated, or a practitioner in Haitian Vodou to attend. What you DO need to come through with is an open heart, HONOR & RESPECT! _ This is a commUNITY event, that I provide to start the new year fresh, with positivity + good intentions. In addition, it is an exchange of energy, it is an offering to refresh my Mind, Body & Spirit and honor my Rada spirits with the people who hold me down in my community. These Dance + Drum Devotees, Priests, Practitioners & Students show up and show out! They support my classes, workshops, performances, festivals, research + travel projects, and retreats, which I produce throughout the year - all in the name of Vodou, Lwa...Spirit. Unapologetically. This is my personal offering to show my love and gratitude. _ Don’t dance? Come through anyway! Be in ritual. Worship. Ask for what you need for the New Year. Sit, pray, watch, learn. Let the rhythms take you... JANUARY 19, 2020. NEW YEAR. NEW ENERGY. NEW BEGINNINGS! AYIBOBO! _ #haitianvodou #vodou #ritual #rtlwhiteparty #culture #jetedlo #family #community #heal #release #manifest #newenergy #newyear #newbeginnings #danceforspirit #danceislife #rtlwhiteparty2020 #tanbou #danse #ayibobo #raratoulimen #cleanse #ritual #intentions #yanvalou #zepol

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ashadebonmanbo. ✨ SAVE THE DATE! 
January 19, 2020 ✨

RITUAL.
DANCE.
PRAYER.
CONNECTIN

✨ SAVE THE DATE! January 19, 2020 ✨ RITUAL. DANCE. PRAYER. CONNECTING. BEING. 🌟Zetwal Ashade Bon Manbo 🌟+ Rara Tou Limen presents: The White Party 2020! NEW Year. NEW Energy. NEW Beginnings. ____________________ Fortifying our Body, Mind & Spirit, while collectively honoring Haiti, Lwa and the Drum. WHEN: January 19, 2020 WHERE: The Humanist Hall 390 27th Street, Oakland CA. TIME: 2pm-7pm OFFERING: $25 ATTIRE: WHITE _ _ “Attended this beautiful gathering and it gave me LIFE! You hold space for community like no other! Thank you for your beautiful company, drummers, and Daniel’s generous leadership on the path. I am so thankful!!! Love you all and may your intentions and dreams come to fruition. AYIBOBO!” ~Bethanie Hines #haitianvodou #vodou #ritual #rtlwhiteparty #culture #jetedlo #family #community #heal #release #manifest #newenergy #newyear #newbeginnings #danceforspirit #danceislife #rtlwhiteparty2020 #tanbou #danse #ayibobo #raratoulimen #cleanse #ritual #intentions 📷: @gason_ayisyin

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✨S P I R I T | in motion... ✨ Bon Fet Gede! A glorious Ancestor Season to all. Honor your dead by giving light and a libation! The whole month of November is about to be hot! 🌶🌶🌶💀💀💀 Kwa Simbo! Kwa la Kwa! Kwa deye kwaaaaaa!! 🖤💜🎩✝️➕💀🕯 Sosyete Nago | Kay Maude Fet Gede 2017 📷: Loraj Gwonde Bon Manbo #fetgede #gede #sosyetenago #vodou #haitianvodou #lwa #spirit #manifest #temple #ancestorsalute #zansetyo #vessel #piman #banda #ritual #kwa #kwasimbo #guede #ghede #ritual #possession #danceforspirit #DancingSpirit

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ashadebonmanbo. ✝️ KWA Simbo! ✝️
🕯KWA Lakwa! 🕯
💀KWA Deye KWA 💀

Ancestor Season is

✝️ KWA Simbo! ✝️ 🕯KWA Lakwa! 🕯 💀KWA Deye KWA 💀 Ancestor Season is approaching! In Haitian Vodou, the month of November belongs to the Gede spirits. This is a time to elevate, fortify and celebrate the Dead! Zetwal Ashade Bon Manbo + Rara Tou Limen (RTL) Haitian Dance Company cordially invites the community to join us as we celebrate Bawon, Grann Brijit and the Gede’s + our Ancestors (Zanset yo) through DANCE, MUSIC, FOOD and SONG! FET GEDE (16) is going down NOVEMBER 10th in OAKLAND! _ We’re dancing for SPIRIT! 🕯🕯💀💀 _ 2-5 | Learn traditional dances for the Gede family, and sway your hips to the infectious rhythms of Maskawon, Zarenyen, and Banda! Get those squats and hips ready! 5-7 | Community Potluck We need BOTH Savory Food and Tasty Drinks after all of that dancin'. Please bring something to share with the community. When: Sunday November 10, 2019 Where: The Humanist Hall 390 27th Street Oakland, California Time: 2pm-7pm Offering: $25 FET WEAR: Get your Gede 'fit right! Please wear Purple, Black and White Suggested offerings for the Gede altar: white rum, cigarettes, crosses, skeletons, money, hot peppers, black top hat, sunglasses, baton, candles, flowers (purple, white) +++++++++++++++++++++ RTL Bringin’ Ancestral RITES to the Bay! ✝️🖤💜🕯🕶🎩💀 _ Photo 1: Rara Tou Limen | Val Kai Photo 2+ Altar Construction: Zetwal Ashade Photo 3: Zetwal Ashade Photo 4: Pierre Michel Jean Photo 5/6: Ave-Ameenah Long Photo 7: Zetwal Ashade | Ronald Edmond Drapo (personal collection)

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indigenousgoddess. Dance in Your Abundance! Thank the Most High for a new Day everyday. C

Dance in Your Abundance! Thank the Most High for a new Day everyday. Call on the help of the ancestors, angels, &guides, to clear the path, to manifest the desires of thy heart. Keep a sound heart while seeking the face of The GreatGod, listen for the voice of Mother Earth. Divinely in order one must rise through pure intention with #divinemessage #reikiinnergy #reikimatster #danceforspirit #allpraisetothemosthigh #BeAuthentic

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BROOKLYN NY!! ✨ RASANBLE RASANBLE!! ✨ I am THRILLED to offer this workshop in conjunction with my Sister, Ace, Dance Kin, and the BEST BANDA dancer around! Two seasoned dancers, choreographers, performers and artistic directors of Haitian dance companies: Feet of Rhythm and Rara Tou Limen! _ Feet of Rhythm & Rara Tou Limen presents: A Haitian Folkloric Dance Workshop! _ The dynamic duo Nadia Dieudonne & Portsha T. Jefferson will join forces  for the first time to bring NYC an evening of fiery Haitian Folkloric Dance! LIVE TRADITIONAL HAITIAN DRUMMING with NY’s finest! Join us! _ Saturday OCT 5th 6:00pm-9:00pm  Workshop Fee: $25 AbunDance Academy of the Arts 90 Sullivan Place Brooklyn, NY 11225  _ TET ANSANM! Together in DANCE. Together in SPIRIT! #haitiandance #haitianfolklore #vodou #haitianvodou #danceforspirit #ritual #culture #haitiandrumming #lwa #spirit #wellness #healing #heal #connect

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fredgueguen. Repost @ashadebonmanbo
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✨...cause in Vodou, we have a

Repost @ashadebonmanbo by @media.repost: ✨...cause in Vodou, we have a mermaid too! ✨ Queen of the Sea. Queen of the Song. Mistress of the sea's abundance and riches. Mermaid. Patroness of Music. Sensual. Keeper of the secret knowledge of the sea. Lives in the depths of the sea and walks amongst the waves. This is La Sirene! 🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️ Join me as I pay homage to the Rada (Arada) nation, honoring and celebrating Dahomean and Yoruba traditions through dance, music and song. Oakland to BENIN! 🇧🇯 Haitian Dance Workshop Series JULY 11, 18, 25 Thursday’s | 6pm-7:30pm The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | Studio E - 3rd floor | Oakland, CA. Offering: $20 *all proceeds to benefit my upcoming research/cultural exchange trip to Benin, West Africa ~ August 2019 How fitting to open Oakland to Benin workshops with her energy. Come through on Thursday to dance Parigol for La Sirene! Followed by my favorite, Afrika Vodou! _ ✨ Schedule ✨ July 11 | Parigol/Afrika Vodou July 18 | Yanvalou/Zepol July 25 | Nago/Mayi LIVE DRUMMING with Daniel Brav Brevil _______ During the transatlantic slave trade a great number of enslaved Africans who reached the island of Haiti had been taken from the town of Ouidah (Whydah), Benin. As a result, Haitian culture has been greatly influenced by the dance, music, language, history, and spiritual traditions of the Fon and Ewe people of Benin, making the connection between Haiti and Benin undeniable. Photo Credit: Bethanie Hines #vodou #haitianvodou #LaSirene #mermaid #parigol #MiddlePassage #AnbaDlo #ayibobo #haitiandance #danceforspirit #danceishealing #spirit #sea #ocean #lwa

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amoretbriarrose. #Repost @ashadebonmanbo with @get_repost
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✨...cause in Vodou, we ha

#Repost @ashadebonmanbo with @get_repost ・・・ ✨...cause in Vodou, we have a mermaid too! ✨ Queen of the Sea. Queen of the Song. Mistress of the sea's abundance and riches. Mermaid. Patroness of Music. Sensual. Keeper of the secret knowledge of the sea. Lives in the depths of the sea and walks amongst the waves. This is La Sirene! 🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️ Join me as I pay homage to the Rada (Arada) nation, honoring and celebrating Dahomean and Yoruba traditions through dance, music and song. Oakland to BENIN! 🇧🇯 Haitian Dance Workshop Series JULY 11, 18, 25 Thursday’s | 6pm-7:30pm The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | Studio E - 3rd floor | Oakland, CA. Offering: $20 *all proceeds to benefit my upcoming research/cultural exchange trip to Benin, West Africa ~ August 2019 How fitting to open Oakland to Benin workshops with her energy. Come through on Thursday to dance Parigol for La Sirene! Followed by my favorite, Afrika Vodou! _ ✨ Schedule ✨ July 11 | Parigol/Afrika Vodou July 18 | Yanvalou/Zepol July 25 | Nago/Mayi LIVE DRUMMING with Daniel Brav Brevil _______ During the transatlantic slave trade a great number of enslaved Africans who reached the island of Haiti had been taken from the town of Ouidah (Whydah), Benin. As a result, Haitian culture has been greatly influenced by the dance, music, language, history, and spiritual traditions of the Fon and Ewe people of Benin, making the connection between Haiti and Benin undeniable. Photo Credit: Bethanie Hines #vodou #haitianvodou #LaSirene #mermaid #parigol #MiddlePassage #AnbaDlo #ayibobo #haitiandance #danceforspirit #danceishealing #spirit #sea #ocean #lwa

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ashadebonmanbo. ✨...cause in Vodou, we have a mermaid too! ✨

Queen of the Sea. Queen

✨...cause in Vodou, we have a mermaid too! ✨ Queen of the Sea. Queen of the Song. Mistress of the sea's abundance and riches. Mermaid. Patroness of Music. Sensual. Keeper of the secret knowledge of the sea. Lives in the depths of the sea and walks amongst the waves. This is La Sirene! 🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️ Join me as I pay homage to the Rada (Arada) nation, honoring and celebrating Dahomean and Yoruba traditions through dance, music and song. Oakland to BENIN! 🇧🇯 Haitian Dance Workshop Series JULY 11, 18, 25 Thursday’s | 6pm-7:30pm The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | Studio E - 3rd floor | Oakland, CA. Offering: $20 *all proceeds to benefit my upcoming research/cultural exchange trip to Benin, West Africa ~ August 2019 How fitting to open Oakland to Benin workshops with her energy. Come through on Thursday to dance Parigol for La Sirene! Followed by my favorite, Afrika Vodou! _ ✨ Schedule ✨ July 11 | Parigol/Afrika Vodou July 18 | Yanvalou/Zepol July 25 | Nago/Mayi LIVE DRUMMING with Daniel Brav Brevil _______ During the transatlantic slave trade a great number of enslaved Africans who reached the island of Haiti had been taken from the town of Ouidah (Whydah), Benin. As a result, Haitian culture has been greatly influenced by the dance, music, language, history, and spiritual traditions of the Fon and Ewe people of Benin, making the connection between Haiti and Benin undeniable. Photo Credit: Bethanie Hines #vodou #haitianvodou #LaSirene #mermaid #parigol #MiddlePassage #AnbaDlo #ayibobo #haitiandance #danceforspirit #danceishealing #spirit #sea #ocean #lwa

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rassadhu. Repost from @ashadebonmanbo using @RepostRegramApp - • reflection | 🌿

Repost from @ashadebonmanbo using @RepostRegramApp - • reflection | 🌿 & 🕯 • Last year on this glorious day, I had the honor of presenting a Ritual Theater piece, Onè ak Respè, Manbo Ayizan, in honor of Katherine Dunham's 108th birthday. _ Her dancing feet first touched Haitian soil in 1936, and she continued to play a vital role in the advancement of the culture by intertwining Folklore + Vodou with her signature Dunham Technique until she transitioned in 2006. _ Not only a dance ethnographer, she was called to serve the spirits, and initiated into Haitian Vodou in 1980 as a Manbo Asogwe. My love, respect and admiration runs deep for this woman! As the inspiration behind this choreography, and also as a servant of Lwa, I give thanks to all the spirits for using me as a vessel to continue this important work! Inspired, fueled and grateful for her contributions, I continue to dance + create in her honor. #ritualtheater #onerespe #raratoulimen #danceislife #danceforspirit #vodou #katherinedunham #tribute #blackdance #ritual #prayer #ancestorsalute #yanvalou #spirit #spirituality #blackexcellence #dancingspirits #messengers #haitiandance #folklore

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so every friday aku mau buat video friday music but aku belum tau mana yang kalian suka,nah mending buat kpop cover dance or freestyle music? ya, maaf videonya masi amatiran but ill improove everything ya, haha ini cuman release buat pulled out your stress out lol just fof fun lumayan buat kurus! ,mohon maaf kalau banyak salah i still learning guys. need support🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥 have a good friday. @twicetagram - fancy📢 whistle -wiwek remix🔊🔊🔊 • • • • • #freestylemusic #fridaymusic #danceallthetime #danceforspirit #lifefordance #lovedance #happyfeet #lovedance #streetdance #powerup #styleofdance

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numbiarts. 🌻🖤🙏🏽 #Repost @ashadebonmanbo with @get_repost
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✨It’s Internatio

🌻🖤🙏🏽 #Repost @ashadebonmanbo with @get_repost ・・・ ✨It’s International Dance Day! ✨ Taking it back to a special time at Vinn Pran Baget Dance & Drum Retreat, in Jacmel. We are dancing Ibo, a powerful dance of resistance and liberation. Honoring a mighty nation of people who preferred death over enslavement. _ This was my first collaboration with one of my teachers, Dieufel Lamisere who is the founder of DANCE to SAVE LIVES Jacmel-HAITI. As part of Vinn Pran Baget's faculty, I taught a series of Haitian Folkloric dance classes focusing on technique, form and function. _ Although a glorious time was had, and I was ecstatic to work with these young people, I was in Haiti feeling pained, heavy, angry, and sick to my stomach. Back in the States, two innocent Black men lives were exterminated. Alton Sterling was murdered in cold blood by a police officer. I watched in horror (an hour before this class) Philando Castile's dying moments from a viral Facebook Live video, after being shot by police. I felt helpless. Couldn’t come to terms with the madness. How do I provide a community service while I’m hurting inside? How can I rise above the pain and continue to do the work that I’m called to do? Should I wipe away the tears? I needed to stay grounded and focused for the kids, BUT I had to honor my feelings too! I had to honor both Alton and Philando on Haitian soil. I had planned to teach another rhythm, however Ibo seemed appropriate in that moment. LIBERATION! RELEASE! I called their names. Continued to cry. Released it all in the way that I serve spirit: Though DANCE. _ On this blistering hot, emotional day, the dancers of DANCE TO SAVE LIVES saved me. The drums saved me. The singing saved me. The collective energy that we created together saved me. This is the power of Vodou Drumming & Dancing. It saves lives. July | 2016 #OaklandNanKayLa #DanceToSaveLives #haitiandance #ibo #raratoulimen #haiti #ayiti #liberation #jacmel #BlackLivesMatter #vodou #haitianvodou #danceislife #danceforspirit #ritual #spirit #honor #culture #roots

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✨It’s International Dance Day! ✨ Taking it back to a special time at Vinn Pran Baget Dance & Drum Retreat, in Jacmel. We are dancing Ibo, a powerful dance of resistance and liberation. Honoring a mighty nation of people who preferred death over enslavement. _ This was my first collaboration with one of my teachers, Dieufel Lamisere who is the founder of DANCE to SAVE LIVES Jacmel-HAITI. As part of Vinn Pran Baget's faculty, I taught a series of Haitian Folkloric dance classes focusing on technique, form and function. _ Although a glorious time was had, and I was ecstatic to work with these young people, I was in Haiti feeling pained, heavy, angry, and sick to my stomach. Back in the States, two innocent Black men lives were exterminated. Alton Sterling was murdered in cold blood by a police officer. I watched in horror (an hour before this class) Philando Castile's dying moments from a viral Facebook Live video, after being shot by police. I felt helpless. Couldn’t come to terms with the madness. How do I provide a community service while I’m hurting inside? How can I rise above the pain and continue to do the work that I’m called to do? Should I wipe away the tears? I needed to stay grounded and focused for the kids, BUT I had to honor my feelings too! I had to honor both Alton and Philando on Haitian soil. I had planned to teach another rhythm, however Ibo seemed appropriate in that moment. LIBERATION! RELEASE! I called their names. Continued to cry. Released it all in the way that I serve spirit: Though DANCE. _ On that blistering hot, emotional day, the dancers of DANCE TO SAVE LIVES saved me. The drums saved me. The singing saved me. The collective energy that we created together saved me. This is the power of Vodou Drumming & Dancing. It saves lives. July | 2016 #OaklandNanKayLa #DanceToSaveLives #haitiandance #ibo #raratoulimen #haiti #ayiti #liberation #jacmel #BlackLivesMatter #vodou #haitianvodou #danceislife #danceforspirit #ritual #spirit #honor #culture #roots

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✨Ashade | Haiti | Chronicles ✨ • B A T | G E • Beat the War! ((2nd night of 3)) _ Missed the first night due to protests and road closures in Port-au-Prince, but with the help of our spirits and guides, we made it safely to Jacmel for Kanzo (initiation) preparations. Bat Ge - The first ceremony of Kanzo. Fire. Machetes. Pile Fey - the crushing of the leaves, Magic, along with Aggressive Petwo Spirits doing unimaginable things. This is a functioning Sosyete, deeply engrossed in ritual, doing the WORK! The collective Petwo energy that's conjured throughout the temple is POWERFUL! I love dancing right next to the drums too! 🔥🔥 _ #Petwo #Fire #Vodou #HaitianVodou #BatGe #Kanzo #jacmel #haiti #initiation #ritual #conjure #heat #AshadeHaitiChronicles #bilolo #spirit #lwa #salute #ceremony #afoutayi #kongo #hot #drums #haitiandrums #vodoudrums #danceforspirit #dance #temple #sosyetenago Sosyete Nago | Bat Ge Ceremony | July 2018

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✨ ritual | R E G A L I A ✨ Kolye. An intricate pattern of glass beads, handcrafted specifically for an initiate. It is washed, fed, prayed upon, and is presented to an individual during the Kanzo (initiation) ceremony. A badge as a priest in the Asson lineage of Haitian Vodou. _ Fet Danbala | Fet Papa Loko Sosyete Nago | Kay Maude _ #salute #salutation #kolye #sacred #necklace #lwa #ritual #asson #houngan #manbo #vodou #haitianvodou #sosyetenago #fetdanbala #fetloko #ceremony #yanvalou #danceforspirit #jetedlo

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✨S A C R E D | Language ✨ Manman ak Petit... Manbo Maude and Manbo Taleah Toke Asson! _ Fet Danbala e Papa Loko Sosyete Nago | Kay Maude cr: houngan alex _ #ritual #sacred #language #asson #tool #speak #tokeasson #ayibobo #vodou #haitianvodou #sosyetenago #fetvodou #fetlwa #fetdanbala #loko #danbala #danbalawedo #houngan #manbo #initiate #djevo #priesthood #ceremony #dance #danceforspirit

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✨ M I N O K A N ✨ • invoke: All Spirits Together • The | S Q U A D _ Women’s History Month: Honoring the Divine & Sacred. Dancing Vessels. Lwa Embodied. Conduits for SPIRIT. The Sisterhood. On the road....We ROLL DEEP! #haitianvodou #vodou #vessels #lwa #minokan #ayibobo #rebirth #ritual #spirit #danceforspirit #manifest #embodiedspirit #ritualtheater #sisterhood #spiritual #travel #raratoulimen #educate #performance #journey #womenshistorymonth #haitiandance #haitianfolkloricdance #haitianfolklore

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When we dance for Spirit, we DANCE! THIS ZEPOL WAS 🔥🔥🔥! Although this was well into the 5th hour at the White Party, the folks who remained were STILL serving on the dance floor. Zepol is a transitional Rada rhythm played between Yanvalou, that heats up the party... and that it did! Come through, Drummers! Come through Community! Yasss! _ “Zepol, the dance of the shoulders, is so named because dancers move their shoulders back and forth while they perform it. The origin of Zepol can be traced to West Africa, particularly to the Adja-speaking people of Benin, Ghana, and Togo. The rhythm is played in honor of all the Rada Lwa with the exception of Marassa and Kouzen. It’s main function is to placate the spirit.” _ Excerpt | Dancing Spirits: Rhythms and Rituals of Haitian Vodun, the Rada Rite - Dr. Gerdes Fleurant _ Video: Danielle Hall | Tine #danceforspirit #dance #heal #zepol #haitiandance #vodou #haitianvodou #haitiandrums #release #wellness #lwa #ritual #rtlwhiteparty #newyear #newenergy #newbeginnings #tradition #spiritual #raratoulimen #community #cleanse #danse #tanbou #danceislife #wellness

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