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Unknown Artist - Divine Horsemen - The Voodoo Gods Of Haiti download
  • Performer Unknown Artist
  • Title Divine Horsemen - The Voodoo Gods Of Haiti
  • Date of release 02 Mar 2018
  • Country US
  • Style Field Recording, Religious
  • Label Psychic Sounds
  • Catalog number PSR021
  • Other formats Vinyl, LP, Album
  • Genre Not music / Country
  • Size MP3 1877 mb
  • Size FLAC 1698 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 741


1Azacca Possession
2Mardi Gras Carnival
3Invocation to Azacca, God of Agriculture
5Litany (Action de Grace) and Libation
6Congo Cult
7Ghede, God of Crossroads
8Ogoun, God of Power
9Erzulle, Goddess of Love
10Agwe, Goddess of Sea Ceremony
11Damballah, Sky God (Wedo Lele Wedo)
12Ghede Chant
13RaRa Festival
14Petro Cult
15Legba, God of the Sacred Gate
16Banda Dance for Ghede


  • DesignGrant Corum
  • IllustrationTeiji Ito
  • Liner NotesCherel Ito
  • Mastered ByTimothy Stollenwerk
  • Recorded ByMaya Deren


"Maya Deren journeyed to Haiti to make a film of ritual dances, instead, she came to be accepted as a Voudoun initiate, whose devotees commune with the cosmic powers through invocation, offerings, song and dance of the Voudoun pantheon of deities, or Loa, whom are witnessed as being living gods and goddesses, actually taking possession of their devotees. Deren describes the relationship between magic, science and religion bringing a uniquely lyrical voice to her narrative. This paints a multi-textured, infinitely complex portrait of a spiritual tradition with roots stretching back to the very dawn of humanity. Joseph Campbell calls Divine Horsemen “the most illuminating introduction that has yet been rendered to the whole marvel of the Haitian mysteries as ‘facts of the mind.’” Included in this album are some of the first recordings ever made during religious ceremonies near Croix de Missions and Petionville featuring selections that serve as a soundtrack to the film she shot documenting Voodoo ceremonies and festivals conveying the incantatory power of the ritual drumming and singing. One can hear the sounds of nature while processions begin across the landscape further giving the effect of an audio memoir." - PSR

NOTE: The first 50 individual orders placed through the Psychic Sounds Store received a limited edition screen printed hand numbered 24” x 16” foldout poster.