All Episodes

Uncovering the Power of Hoodoo: An Ancestral Journey

Tank Ball explores the spiritual practice of Hoodoo and the ritual of ancestral worship.

Inside Black New Orleans' Most Sacred Ritual

Tank Ball explores the Super Sunday ritual of Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans.

Why Does This Soup Symbolize Freedom for Haitians?

Join Tank Ball as she explores the Haitian Independence Day ritual of making soup joumou.

How Did Black Graveyards Become Battlegrounds of Resistance?

Host Tank Ball explores the history of Louisiana’s forbidden Black burials.

About Ritual

Host Tank Ball explores how rituals across the south reveal complexities of the past and new possibilities for the future. Throughout the series, Tank meets with community members, culture bearers, and historians to observe the ways that placing ceremonial boundaries around death, environmental stewardship, and collective renewal shapes a community's sense of reality.

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