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The United States of Hoodoo

The United States of Hoodoo
1:40:30 | 2012

Categories: Documentary, Arts and Culture, Music

THE UNITED STATES OF HOODOO is a film about how African based spirituality has influenced America´s popular culture. The old African gods have taken on new forms since their arrival on North America's shores. Their spirit now manifests itself in turn-table wizardry, improvisational skills and mind-blowing collages, rituals and performances. The film shakes up traditional and stereotypical ways of thinking about race, religion, rationality. Through meetings with musicians, writers and artists, miracle healers, gumbo cooks and Mississippi Blues men, this documentary explores a culture which has always drawn on a unique mix of different ethnic influences to produce its cultural diversity, allure, and vitality.

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h********m
February 18, 2017
I love how the documentarian incorporated the truth of the earth,I believe he sees it as a human perspective,rather than a race perspective.I appreciate that kindly.Roots come from MANY cultures.To focus only on one culture disparaging all others is a robbery of humanity.I can relate to his saddened heart for the love of his lost parent.Thank you for making this a human perspective.

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h********m
February 18, 2017
roots.Folkmagic. <3

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m********m
February 5, 2017
Love ❤️ . I'm so glad I woke to this . Moving magical life .

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