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Botanica Land: A History of Folk Magic in NYC

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According to the event organizers:

“In every borough in NYC are shops selling candles, oils, baths, statues, and other items for making magic that heals, protects, attracts love, and brings money, amongst other needs and desires. This brief introduction to the urban botanica as a holistic wellness site por la gente explores the history behind the practices and curios where African and Latin American diasporas meet on U.S. soil.

Through sound, image, video, and object analysis, we’ll see how influences from African-American hoodoo, Mexican brujeria, the religions of Cuban Santería and Haitian Vodou — and their commercialization throughout the 20th century — result in the medley of wares found on botanica shelves today while telling a story of New York City’s geography and peoples.”

Details

Date:
July 2, 2015
Time:
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
http://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/botanica-land-a-history-of-folk-magic-in-nyc

Venue

Brooklyn Brainery Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Phone:
347-292-7246
Website:
https://brooklynbrainery.com/
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