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The Milokan Cultural Center, MV, is operated by Rhythm of Life in tandem with The Milokan Cultural Center, Les Cayes, Haiti.  We offer a wide range of programming and services to nurture the soul of our community.  There are opportunities to drum, dance, sing, or enjoy a concert.  We host guest artists from the US, Africa and the Caribbean frequently. Our space is available for outside groups to produce events, and we welcome your participation and your ideas.

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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:      0:53

Click here to watch the Bat Tanbou Little Bit Longer Trailer:  2:23

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