Event by African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association

Roots, Rocks, and Ring Shouts

Roots, Rocks, and Ring Shouts

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM (EST)
to Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EST)
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$40 cash at the door, undergraduate students FREE

Join the ADRSA for a special symposium celebrating 6 years since our founding! 

We’re taking the party to one of the best and most African cities in the country: New Orleans! Spend the weekend in NOLA with us enjoying a Symposium featuring presentations from scholars, activists, and practitioners of Africana Religions, a dazzling performance showcasing the history of Black New Orleans and the Mardi Gras Indians, a festival in honor of Osun, and more! Special guests include:

Yeye Luisah Teish 
Author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Guide to Personal Charms and Rituals

Teresa Washington
Author of The Architects of Existence: Aje in Yoruba Cosmology, Ontology, and Orature

Aisha Beliso-De Jesus
Author of Electric Santeria: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion

Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie
Author of African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Anwar I. O. Uhuru

Author of Subsistere

Alison McCrary
Executive Director, National Police Accountability Project

Sula Janet Evans-Mshakamari aka Sula Spirit
Congo Square Preservation Society and Zion Trinity

Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade
Director, International Institute of African Studies and Knowledge Inc. (IIASK)

Jean-Marcel St. Jacques
Artist, Hoodoo Practitioner, and creator of WOODEN QUILTS®

Regine Romain
Producer/Director of Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage

Funlayo E. Wood
Featured in Sacred Journeys and The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

And More!
Weekend Events
Friday April 20: Symposium & Marketplace
Venue: Southern University at New Orleans
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Interested in Vending? Contact Us

Friday April 20:
New Orleans: Voices of Congo Square (Separate ticket required)

Venue: Orpheum Theater, New Orleans
Time: 8 pm

Saturday April 21: 
Osun Festival (Hosted by Iya Naimah Osunbunmi Zulu)

Venue: Procession begins at The Golden Feather
Time: 10 am - sunset 

Saturday April 21: 
After Pary & Concert featuring WolfHawkJaguar, Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri, Sula Spirit, and Ogunlano Music

Venue: The Golden Feather
Time: 5 pm - 10 pm

Sunday, April 22: 
New Orleans Tour and drumming in Congo Square

Venue: Begins and ends at Louis Armstrong Park
Time: 12 noon - 4 pm

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