Film Series begins this week!

This week we also kick off the Video Vodou Film series! Join us for a screening of the film A Pig’s Tale with a lively discussion to follow!

October 17, 6:30-9:30 PM @ CCM Bulding rm 305 (Alumni Auditorium), Champlain College

A Pig’s Tale

A piggyback ride of a documentary linking Haitian pigs, Vodou and US economic imperialism.
Directed and produced Leah Gordon & Anne Parisio 1997
A Parisio Production for Channel 4 TV in association with Arte/ Crowing Rooster Arts Inc./ Dominant 7

This week: Dr. Elizabeth McAlister speaks on “Power Objects”

The next “Spirited Things” event will take place this Thursday, October 19 at 5:00PM

Featuring Dr. Elizabeth McAlister, Chair of African American Studies and Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University, speaking on:

“Power Objects: Charging and Discharging in Afro-Caribbean Religion”

How do material objects work as powerful catalysts for transformation, healing, or defense in the Afro-Atlantic religious world? This talk examines decorated bottles from Haiti as containers for spiritual energy, and unpacks the logics by which a seemingly inanimate object can be charged with powerful energy, and de-charged when its work is complete.

Related Events in the UVM Lane Series

The UVM Lane Series includes two concerts this season with performers and genres whose music is connected to the cultures represented in the Spirited Things exhibition. So exciting!

From the Dominican Republic: El Duque de la Bachata – Joan Soriano and his band

Joan Soriano & His Band

Date and Time: Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm
Venue: UVM Recital Hall
Address: 384 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05405
Tickets: $30 Adult | $5 Student

Pre-show Talk with Artists in the Hall, 6:30pm


And, later in October:

Cyro Batista

World Music and Brazilian Tropicalia master: Cyro Batista “Banquet of the Spirits”

Date and Time: Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm | UVM Recital Hall
$35 Adult | $10 Student

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