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- Voodoo in West Africa
- February 13th, 2013
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- Benin, Burkina Faso, Countries, Ghana, Photography, Posts, Togo, Western Africa
Photographer Anthony Pappone captures the religion of voodoo in West Africa.
This religion in ancient traditions, the voodoo is the official religion of Benin.The voodoo means spirit or deity was born in West Africa more precisely in Benin, but is also practiced in Togo, Ghana is Burkia Faso is other neighboring countries.Europeans or americans believe that voodoo is ‘black magic that is’ evil but it is false, the voodoo religion is based on respect and peace.
the fundamental bases of the voodoo religion are:
the fetishes that contain the power of the spirits.
dances with masks.
Animal sacrifices to give thanks to the spirits.
the veneration of ancestors.