RARA Vodou, Power and Performance

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Two young Rara kings (Wa Rara)

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Young Rara kings and queen rest after dancing

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Majo Jonc in Leogane dress in sequins to juggle their batons.

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Rara band in cloth strip costume, in the style of the Artibonite Valley.

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Rara with Queens in green and orange

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Rara colonels on manoevers

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Rara streams down a street in Carrefour

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Anacaona, Indian Queen of Haiti, surrounded by Rara bands

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Singing, dancing down the road

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A Rara band from a distance

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Catholic Procession

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Passion Play

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Haitian painting of the Crucifixion

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Rara Majo Jon metalwork sculpture

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A Passion Play Beating

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Christ as Zonbi Metalwork Sculpture

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Judas sits in effegy, waiting to be burned on Holy Saturday

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Anti-Superstition Campaign painting

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Rara Boys

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Rara colonel holds his whip

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Raramen play konet and bamboo

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Three Lengths of Bambou Walking

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A Rara band plays in New York City

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Singing in the New York Rara

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Soldiers Guard Duvalier's Tomb

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Rara for Duvalier

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The colonel directs

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Rara streams down a street in Carrefour

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Rara colonels on the move, whips in hand

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A Rara band from a distance

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Rara walks in the Artibonite Valley

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Rara queen salutes a daughter of the spirits

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The Rara walks to ritually salute the lakou (compound).

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Rara leaders do spiritual work over a bonfire

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Rara Queen and Kings receive instruction on how to dance before the ancestors at the cemetary.

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The cape and the tomb

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Rara Majo Jon metalwork sculpture

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Fire in the crossroads

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Rara colonels on the move, whips in hand

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Rara queens raise their skirts

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Rara colonels on manoevers

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Rara queens in the Artibonite

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Woman holding the Virgin Mary

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Catholic Procession

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The tomb of Duvalier

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Rara Boys

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A Rara band plays in New York City

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Rara walks through countryside

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Soldiers Guard Duvalier's Tomb

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Rara walks in the Artibonite Valley

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Vodou Altar

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Rara advances along country road near Verettes

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