Chant-Voodoo Fusion

Here’s the link, but before you go to it, consider which year you would expect to find a composer having …

… selected elements of Haitian vodou, or voodoo, and blended them with music inspired by Gregorian chant to achieve an unprecedented coupling of two opposing faith traditions.

In 1854, by Stephen Foster

In 1954, by Werner Jaegerhuber

In 1984, by Marty Haugen

In 2004, by Ken Canedo

Even more, a South Carolina State music professor who researched this Mass, found his paper on this inculturation accepted by the Vatican Library’s historical collection. If that’s not enough to make a reform2 musician’s head spin …

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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