I’m kicking around an idea for a documentary, but wanted to gain a little insight as I hash out the premise.
This slightly ties into a documentary I saw regarding vodoun and it’s impact on music, but I wanted to go deeper into more of the spiritual aspect. Combine that with my interest in understanding Obeah, Vodoun, and various other Caribbean/ African paths, a topic came to mind that I really want to dig more into.
When it comes to those in the black community seeking to get back to their roots, why is it that much of the African culture is reabsorbed by those of African-American descent, but yet much of the spiritual/ religious practices are ignored or demonized? Why the willingness to hold on to religious beliefs that were forced upon them?
This is not a political post and I have no interest in discussing the current events, but rather… gain some insight to figure out a direction to take this idea to obtain clarity on a topic that leaves more questions than answers.