The Haitian Ghede

The Fete Ghede (Gede) danced, mimed, pirouetted and tramped forward and sideways through the streets heading from the cemetery.  Costumed and quaffed to outrage and provoke the attention of ancestors long deceased, the crowd harnessed the rhythms of powerful drums beating out a “banda” even a Mormon could vibe to.   Konès (the Haitian rara vuvuzela), […]