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13 February 2013

Voodoo in West Africa

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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:
voodoo priests.
the fetishes that contain the power of the spirits.
dance music.
divination.
dances with masks.
ceremonial dances.
Animal sacrifices to give thanks to the spirits.
objects magical.
the veneration of ancestors.

























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Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.