Episode 002: Hurricane Marie

 

For years, New Orleans voodoo has been plagued: by charlatans, by tourists, by Katrina, by disintegrating ties to Haiti, the birthplace of voodoo.  So Mambo Marie moved to town–and she opened a botanica.

 Carmel & Sons Botanica in Spring 2017. Photo by Ashlin Wang.

Carmel & Sons Botanica in Spring 2017. Photo by Ashlin Wang.

CREDITS

Thank you to Mambo Marie Carmel, Houngan Robi, and Mijah Souge for sharing their stories. Their shop, Carmel & Sons, is at 1532 Dumaine St, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Additional reporting and photo by Ashlin Wang.