Maya Deren ‎– Voices Of Haiti



Creole O Voudoun (Yanvalou)
Ayizan Marche (Zepaules)
Signaleagwe Orroyo (Yanvalou)
Zulie Banda (Banda)
Ibo Lele (Ibo)
Ghede Nimbo (Mahi)
Nogo Jaco Colocoto (Nago Crabino)
Miro Miba (Congo)
Po' Drapeaux (Petro Mazonnei)

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EKLP-5 Maya Deren Voices Of Haiti(10") Elektra EKLP-5 US 1953 Sell This Version
EKLP-5, EKL-5 Maya Deren Voices Of Haiti(10", RE) Elektra, Elektra EKLP-5, EKL-5 US 1954 Sell This Version
OME1001 Maya Deren Voices Of Haiti(LP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Fantôme Phonographique OME1001 Italy 2018 Sell This Version
OME1001 Maya Deren Voices Of Haiti(10") Fantôme Phonographique OME1001 US 2020 Sell This Version


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March 4, 2018
referencing Voices Of Haiti, LP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, OME1001
I would like to know where the audio was sourced to produce this "repress" . Can any one say?


February 14, 2016
referencing Voices Of Haiti, 10", RE, EKLP-5, EKL-5
Listen and dl here :

Excerpted notes from the cover:

"The belief that the proper performance of a sacred formula of symbols or sounds is the means by which man achieves contact with divine powers is a basic principle not only of Voudoun, but of every religion. Such formulae were known as mantras in ancient Sanskrit, and this is still the term for all such ritual action, whether the chants of the Muslim muezzin or the saying of the Catholic rosary. The use of mantras is as ancient and as universal as man's desire to improve his condition and secure his destiny. It is as prevailing as the proud conviction of each man that his weaknesses and inadequaceis are, by and large, common to all men and that, consequently, the power which is sufficiently superior to sustain and fortify him is one which is superior to man altogether. In times of need a man may seek to enlist such assistance by magic means. (...) If the songs and drumming achieve the compelling power which I believe is represented in this album it is because the microphone, lashed to the center post of the ceremonial peristyle, has captured a record not of men and women at play, not of their relaxed spontaneities, nor of their effort to create an art work for other men or for the satisfaction of any employer. It is a record of labor, of the most serious and vital effort which a Haitian makes, for he is here laboring for divine reward, addressing himself not to men but to divinity. They are singing for the gods. It is a privilege to have overheard and to have recorded it."
Maya Deren


June 18, 2014
referencing Voices Of Haiti, 10", RE, EKLP-5, EKL-5

Originally came with a booklet containing text and photos.