Please go to the Donate section to help us save lives in Haiti:
I was in Northern Haiti when the earthquake hit at around 8:15 Saturday August 14th. I was standing alone in a patch of corn and the ground heaved gently under me. In those few seconds, a few hundred miles away, many people died, including several friends of mine. Houses are demolished, including Sam's, our business manager who was with me at the time. People have very little food or water. Without help now, more will perish.

Rhythm of Life is focussing on helping Isle a Vache, off the south coast, where Sam lives. By coordinating with Sam we can be sure that we are doing the right things at the right time, and that 100% of the money we send will be used appropriately. Here is the plan Sam outlined for me:

"In Aux Cayes there are plenty of foods in the store. In one boat will fit 150 bags (beans/rice/corn) and 200 gallons of oil in a trip. Each trip will cost $5750 US. We need maybe 3 boats weekly if you can. We will go to each village to distribute."

Thank you.

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Bat tanbou (Beat the Drum)


Bat tanbou (Beat the Drum)
Bat Tanbou (Beat the Drum) chronicles the birth of The Milokan Project, and represents the first step in our efforts to debunk a pervasive and destructive myth that has perpetuated Haiti’s ongoing isolation and degradation.   Over the centuries the mischaracterization of Vodou has morphed into a subconscious global system of repression that is so thoroughly promoted by popular culture that the politics behind it are nearly invisible, and arguably, have even been forgotten. However, Vodou is still the most powerful, widespread, social, spiritual and cultural edifice in Haiti today.

The basic premise of The Milokan Project is an idea that is inherently obvious once the debris of two centuries of an externally generated mythology and the resultant pervasive accumulation of misconceptions have been shoveled away: Vodou should have a seat at the table in working toward improving life in Haiti, along side churches of other denominations and hundreds of different aid organizations. Working with The Haitian National Confederation of Vodouisant, Rhythm of Life, has begun to lay the groundwork for this to occur. Bat Tanbou is the first chapter in this story.

Contact us if you'd like information about how to see Bat Tanbou. It's available in English and Kreole Ayisyen. Thanks!

Click here to watch the Bat Tanbou Very Short Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/465707415      0:53

Click here to watch the Bat Tanbou Little Bit Longer Trailer: https://vimeo.com/494056862  2:23



Danse Milokan


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