BEAUCOUP HOODOO FEST 2023: A Celebration of African Traditional Religions

The 2nd Annual BEAUCOUP HOODOO FEST, a four-day festival celebrating and exploring African Traditional Religions (ATRs), officially started today in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The festival was founded and produced by our co-founder, Shantrelle P. Lewis, a Lucumi Sango Priest from New Orleans.


BEAUCOUP HOODOO FEST features a variety of events and activities, including workshops on topics such as Hoodoo, Ifa, Lukumi, and other ATRs; panel discussions with leading scholars and practitioners; film screenings; live performances; and vendor booths selling books, spiritual supplies, and other goods.


The festival is an open and inviting space for everyone, regardless of their background, who wants to learn more about ATRs. It is a place where people can feel safe and supported as they explore their spirituality and connect with their ancestors.

Highlights of the 2nd Annual BEAUCOUP HOODOO FEST include:

  • Keynote addresses by: Tatianna Tarot and Tricia Hersey of THE NAP MINISTRY!
  • Film screenings
  • Workshops on a variety of topics
  • Live performances by musicians, dancers, and artists
  • Panel discussions with leading scholars and practitioners
  • Vendor booths selling books, spiritual supplies, and other goods
  • Special recognition of Dr. Marta Moreno Vega in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking film, When the Spirits Dance Mambo.

Ticket options:

Virtual Pass:  Can’t make it to New Orleans this year? No worries! Join the Virtual Experience online! You’ll have access to TOP TIER WORKSHOPS facilitated by ATRS elders, scholars, and priests. The PLUS PASS will give you access to two keynotes featuring Tatianna Tarot and Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry.

In addition, the Virtual Experience includes a special 20th Anniversary Screening of WHEN THE SPIRITS DANCE MAMBO, directed by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. As well as a special screening of DAUGHTER OF THE SEA starring Princess Nokia, directed by Alexis Garcia.

Day Pass: Created to make the festival accessible for folks in the local community and others who can’t attend the entire festival. This pass gives you access to workshops PLUS the film festival on Saturday, October 7th.

2-Day Pass: This pass grants you is designed, especially for folks in the Local community. Includes access to the Opening Ceremony, Workshops, and Vendors on Saturday PLUS the film festival. Also includes Brunch, BHF Second Line, the Closing Keynote featuring Tricia Hersey bka The Nap Ministry, and the Garden Party on Sunday, Oct. 8th.


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