65 min

Marie Laveau, Voodoo And New Orleans

65 Min
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The French Whisperer
Sleep and ASMR Storyteller
In this ASMR story that can help you unplug or fall asleep, I tell you about New Orleans, Voodoo, and the famous "Voodoo Queen" Marie Laveau, who dominated Louisiana Voodoo in the 19th Century. It is less spooky than it sounds: I talk about how different syncretic religions formed in South and North America, combining African religions like Vodun or Yoruba with Roman Catholicism and indigenous beliefs, or the particular blend that happened in Louisiana with the influence of Haitian Voodoo. We also explore the history of New Orleans since its foundation and what its unique culture brought to the world, including Jazz music.