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Haitian Vodou Music and Ritual.

Anthropologist Elizabeth McAlister is an expert on Haitian Vodou and she's studied Haitian Vodou in Brooklyn and in Haiti. She's compiled a new album of sacred and ceremonial music recorded in Haiti and in New York, "Rhythms of Rapture" and contributed to a new book "Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou." (Smithsonian Folkways).

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Other segments from the episode on February 20, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 20, 1996: Interview with Elizabeth McAlister; Interview with Dennis Brennan; Commentary on Black History Month.

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