The Rough Guide to Voodoo

The Rough Guide To Voodoo is a world music compilation album originally released in 2013 featuring music inspired and influenced by the Voodoo religious tradition (from West African Vodun to New World Haitian Vodou, Louisiana Voodoo, and related movements). Part of the World Music Network Rough Guides series, the album contains two discs: an overview of the genre on Disc One, and a "bonus" Disc Two highlighting Erol Josué. Disc One features four American tracks, two each from Brazil, Haiti, and Cuba, and one each from Trinidad and Benin. The collection was compiled by Dan Rosenberg and was produced by Phil Stanton, co-founder of the World Music Network.[1][2]

The Rough Guide To Voodoo
Compilation album by
Various artists
Released24 September 2013
LabelWorld Music Network
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Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Australian[5]     

The album was met with generally positive reviews. Neil Kelly of Pop Matters wrote that Disc One was often "unsettling", and that it "deserves serious consideration for truth in advertising alone." He also praised the accessibility of Disc Two.[4]

Track listingEdit

Disc OneEdit

No.TitleArtist (Country)Length
1."Guede Nibo"Grupo Vocal Desandann   2:07
2."Shango"Lord Nelson  4:21
3."Marie Laveau"Dr. John  3:56
4."Segala"Gangbé Brass Band  4:30
5."Canto De Xango"Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes  5:52
6."Osain/Osanyin"Bata Ketu    10:35
7."Cantos Iyesa"Lazaro Ros & Olorun  4:28
8."Dey"Toto Bissainthe  3:39
9."Canto De Oxum"Maria Bethânia  5:15
10."Yemaya"Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba  9:02
11."New Orleans Funeral"Steve Gray  2:33
12."Marie Laveau"Craig Klein Feat. John Boutté  6:52

Disc TwoEdit

Disc Two is a re-release of the album Régléman by Erol Josué, a Haitian Voodoo priest.

1."Hounto Legba"3:19
2."Madam Letan"5:13
3."La Souvenance"2:46
5."Ochan Lavi"4:30
8."Garçon Solide"4:22
9."Vire Wonn"4:54
10."Ti Moun Yo"4:03
11."Yege Dahomen"5:45
12."Nadoki Nadoka"3:45


  1. ^ World Music Network. "About Us - The WMN Story". Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  2. ^ "Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Voodoo". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 Dec 2013.
  3. ^ "The Rough Guide To Voodoo". World Music Network. Retrieved 2013-12-22.
  4. ^ a b Kelly, Neil. "Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Voodoo". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 Dec 2013.
  5. ^ Hillier, Tony (2012-03-08). "The Rough Guide to Voodoo (Various artists)". The Australian. Retrieved 2013-08-31.

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