’cause when i die
i don’t want to rest in peace
i want to dance in joy
i want to dance in the graveyards, the graveyards
and while i’m alive
i don’t want to be alone
mourning the ones who came before
i want to dance with them some more
Let’s dance in the graveyards.
(Dance In the Graveyards, Delta Rae)
Jump In the Line/Shake, Senora, by Harry Belafonte (from Beetlejuice)
you can talk about cha-cha, tango, waltz or the rhumba
senora’s dance has no title
jump in the saddle hold on to the bridle
— Harry Belafonte, “Jump In the Line/Shake, Senora”
We conjure the dead like true 80s-born pop culture mystics in this house.
Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte are the master and mistress of life and death. They have the power of life, death, creation, and destruction. They are said to be the first man and woman buried in the cemetery making them the mother and father of the Ghede.
Baron Samedi is the one to carry…
Main altar at last night’s Fet Gede, put on by Manbo Maude and Soseyete Nago in Mattapan/Boston, MA.
This is just before the priye began. We were welcomed and encouraged to take pictures throughout the night—there was even a person photographing the whole party!
can we talk about this lady please? How she was an elderly, single woman who literally left all of her property to her cats and how the artists could have just made her a stereotypical crazy old cat lady but instead they made her absolutely fabulous and graceful and she still twirls in front of her mirror like she’s pretending to be a princess at age 60/70/80-something?
If this relationship thing doesn’t work out for me, this is who I aspire to be.
I think I’m gonna stop identifying as latin@ and just go with caribeñ@/x/o???