6th DECEMBER, 1492 Christopher Columbus first laid
eyes on the pristine shores of the island of Hispanola.
Lush with fruits and towering mahogany trees Haiti
became known as "La Perle des Antilles"
or "the Pearl of the Caribbean". What was
once France's richest colony today has become one
of the world's poorest nations, hindered by dictatorships,
depleted natural resources, and overwhelming spiritual
Catholicism is the official religion of Haiti, but
voodoo may be considered the country's national religion.
The majority of Haitians believe in and practice at
least some aspects of voodoo. Most voodooists believe
that their religion can coexist with Catholicism
me when I will discuss with my guest live from Port
au Prince, Haiti, Jacqualine Labrom what Haiti is
like today Discussions on customs, the language, and
Max Beauvoir Chef Supreme du Vodou.
the religion of Voodoo growing and so many incorporating
aspects of Voodoo into their reference when dealing
with the arts, it was only correct that I brought
Haiti directly to you. For those who are willing and
able to travel to the homeland, here is an overview
of what to expect before your journey into this mysterious