baron samedi

Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian Vodou.
Baron Samedi spends most of his time in the invisible realm of vodou spirits.
Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with Baron’s numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel.

Near the end of the film, Baron Samedi is apparently killed twice (the first appears to be a mechanical dummy) after Bond throws him into a coffin full of snakes (Samedi could have faked his death throes).
Baron Samedi is a fictional character from the James Bond novel and film, Live and Let Die.
In the game, Bond is sent to the ancient el-Saghira temple in the Valley of the Kings in response to a letter sent by someone claiming to be Baron Samedi.
Baron Samedi is first introduced as a so called entertainer who does a voodoo dance act for tourists, when Bond arrives at the island on which most of the action takes place.
But just before the end credits roll, at the point when Bond typically has achieved total victory in the Bond films, we see Samedi riding on the front of a speeding train laughing demonically, further suggesting that he is in fact a supernatural character, a first (and so far only) for the Bond films.
In one scene, for instance, as Kananga interrogates Solitaire (the film’s main Bond girl), Samedi engages in an odd ritual of burning Tarot cards.
Samedi has never reappeared in any subsequent Bond film, unlike the henchman Jaws or the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, but neither has the series endeavored to solve the mystery of Samedi’s nature.
In the film, Baron Samedi is perhaps the most enigmatic villain/henchman the cinematic Bond has ever faced.
In the video game, GoldenEye Samedi appears as a boss in an unlockable mission separate from the main plot.
Samedi would later makes an appearances in the 1997 video game GoldenEye (video game), the 2002 video game Nightfire , and the 2004 video game Everything or Nothing and the New 2010 video game GoldenEye and 2012 video game 007 Legends.
Baron and Brijit serve as the father and mother of the family of Lwa known as the Gede.
During this feast, Gede prance the streets in Haiti, ceremonial processions are held, and hundreds of people become possessed by the Gedes.
Gede yo (Gedes) as well as the Baron and Brijit hold the wisdom of the ancestors, of all the dead, of death itself, and more.
By far the most known and honored of these root Gedes is Brav Gede Nibo.
People having trouble conceiving will often seek out the assistance of a Baron or Gede Lwa.
Gede’s feast day is November 2nd, see link on left, also known as All Souls in the Catholic church.
Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday in English) is one of the gods who meets to try to work out a way to stop the Judeo-Christian Apocalypse.
Samedi is a loa of the dead, along with Baron’s numerous other incarnations, Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel.
Samedi appeared to survive the longest, even aiming a punch at Lucifer before the latter caught his fist and ripped him to pieces off-screen.
When Lucifer showed up in the hotel, Samedi and other gods tried to fight him, but were subsequently slaughtered.
Baron Samedi appeared as a middle-age man with formal suit.
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Most of the scenes involving Baron Samedi played by Geoffrey Holder from the film "Live and Let Die" (1973).
Geoffrey Holder is a world renowned dancer who contributed both as an actor and choreographer to "Live and Let Die." While his work in film is not extensive, he is known for his trademark laugh.
Other memorable portrayals of Baron Samedi in cinema include those by Don Pedro Colley in "Sugar Hill" (1974), and more recently, though referred to by the name of Dr.
The movie never makes clear whether this Baron Samedi is the Orisha himself or just a mortal who dresses in his persona, but it does lean towards this being the actual Loa due to his return from the dead at the end, just before the credits roll.
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Baron Samedi (the slightly less impressive Baron Saturday in English, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, or Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the Loa of Haitian vodou, the spirits of the dead.
Samedi is a Loa of the dead, along with Baron’s numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetière, Baron La Croix, and Baron Kriminel.
Baron Kriminel is a much feared spirit or Loa in the Haitian Vodou religion.
Baron Kriminel will often grant requests in lieu, he is said to return on Fete Ghede, the Voduns’ “Festival of the Dead” (November 2nd), to claim payment.
Not sure you know, but Baron Samedi was featured on the tarot card of Death in a deck created by a graphics community known as Eatpoo.
He is regularly seen swigging alcohol (usually rum) and is known for dancing, disruption, obscenity and debauchery, none of which get in the way of his actual duties of healing those near or approaching death, as it is only Baron who can accept an individual into the realm of the dead.
Horror films have long used vodou or voodoo as inspiration, from early efforts likes White Zombie, I Walked With a Zombie, King of the Zombies and Voodoo Man to Hammer’s take on walking slaves, The Plague of the Zombies, Umberto Lenzi’s Black Demons, cinematic outrage Zombie Nightmare and Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow.
Played by Geoffrey Holder, the film is somewhat ambiguous as to whether the character is a mortal man playing the Baron or is indeed the Baron of vodou lore.
Baron La Croix (The Cross) is the ultimate suave and sophisticated spirit of Death – quite cultured and debonair.
Geoffrey Lamont Holder, actor, director, choreographer and author: born Port-of-Spain, Trinidad 1 August 1930; married 1955 Carmen de Lavallade (one son); died 5 October 2014.
Geoffrey Holder was multi-talented: artist, dancer, choreographer, painter and actor, a Tony Award-winning director and designer and a memorable James Bond villain.
Besides Live and Let Die, he had film roles in Doctor Dolittle (1967), Woody Allen’s Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972), Annie (1982) and the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, in which he played a director of TV commercials.
The soundtrack is "Baron Samedi's Dance of Death".
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Holder moved to New York in the 1950s, making his Broadway debut in 1954 in ‘The House of Flowers’ playing Baron Samedi, the spirit of death, sex, and resurrection in Haitian Voodoo culture, and role he would later reprise for ‘Live and Let Die’.
Actor Geoffrey Holder, best known for playing voodoo villain Baron Samedi in James Bond’s ‘Live and Let Die’, has died aged 84.
Featuring production from Baron Samedi, Sofa King, and Twisted Roots, as well as additional vocals from Simien Fox and cuts from Dise Beats.
Dise Beats (prod.
Featuring an international cast including Nadia Beugré, David Thomson and Will Rawls (among others), Buffard continues his longstanding connection with music as thematic source material, harnessing the music of Kurt Weill performed by live musicians to bring Baron Samedi to life.
The fiercely political music of Kurt Weill channels the Haitian Vodou spirit of disruption, debauchery and resurrection in this stunning work by late Parisian choreographer Alain Buffard.
After his death, French Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti noted his huge impact as a dancer, poet, choreographer and director who “constantly pushed the public to question their view of a human being”.
The ingeniously designed set, Buffard’s muscular choreography and the razor-sharp music work to create an uneasy carnival atmosphere where power roles are in constant flux.
Alain Buffard, a former Alwin Nikolais dancer, began making work for stage and film in 1998.
Baron Samedi is one of the Guédés, related to and intertwined with Baron Cemetière and Baron La Croix.
Baron Samedi is usually seen wearing top hat, black coat tails, sunglasses, and smoking a cigar.
Article "Baron Samedi" created on 22 May 1997; last modified on 27 December 1998 (Revision 2).
Les invités se sont retrouvés pour célébrer cette ouverture en grand, tout en admirant le décor insolite de ce bar axé sur la sorcellerie et le vaudou.
Little is known about "Baron Samedi" but records indicate that he is the brother of company agent "The Haitian." Samedi was formerly in detention at Level 5 but managed to escape back to his homeland of Haiti.
Suddenly, Baron Samedi and his militia start firing on Peter, Nathan and The Haitian.
After Peter, Nathan and The Haitian have taken down all his men, Samedi comes to them and tells them he is a god, and they can’t kill him.
Peter and The Haitian escape, but Nathan gets caught by Samedi’s militia.
Nathan starts speaking in French to Samedi telling him that he is an American named Nathan Petrelli, but Samedi interrupts Nathan calling him "Senator Petrelli" and tells him that Arthur had warned him that they were coming.
After walking through the rain forest, The Haitian appears and tells them that he is trying to stop his brother, Baron Samedi.
Baron Samedi has impenetrable skin, which grants him a greater resistance to physical injury than an average human.
Nathan asks Samedi what his father told him, and he responds by hitting Nathan across the face with the butt of his gun, knocking him out.
It’s just chance that brought together these "blues veteran" and the magic of the blue note did the rest …Live, this band released an energy that many young musicians their envy.
Patrick Arthur Polk wrote in his 1997 book Haitian Vodou Flags: “Ritual flags (drapo Vodou), the most celebrated genre of Vodou’s sacred arts, clearly reflect the creative impulse of Vodou and the intense process of cultural synthesis from which the religion emerges.” With such density of symbolism, from the appropriation of militaristic European flags to the paraphernalia of a corpse representing Baron Samedi, the ceremonial objects aren’t going to reveal themselves immediately to layperson eyes.
Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director, actor, painter, dancer and choreographer who during an eclectic show business career led the groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway, pitched 7-Up on TV and played a scary villain in a James Bond film, has died.
His film roles include playing Punjab in the 1982 film version of "Annie," a role in 1967’s "Doctor Dolittle" with Rex Harrison, opposite Eddie Murphy in "Boomerang," narrating Tim Burton’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and playing the top-hatted voodoo villain Baron Samedi in "Live and Let Die" — the first of the 007 movies to star Roger Moore.
West Indian actor Geoffrey Holder plays the mysterious Baron Samedi in the James Bond film ‘Live and Let Die’, directed by Guy Hamilton, 1973.
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Holder made his Broadway debut in 1954 as a featured dancer in House of Flowers, it also featured the lady who would become his wife, Carmen de Lavallade.
Holder played iconic top-hatted voodoo villain Baron Samedi in Live and Let Die – the first of the James Bond movies to star Roger Moore.
Holder played Baron Samedi both on stage in House of Flowers and in the 1973 film, alongside Moore.
Actor, dancer, artist and choreographer Geoffrey Holder has died, aged 84.
Geoffrey Richard Holder was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on August 1 in 1930.
Were you at the launch of Montreal’s new bar Baron Samedi yesterday evening? We were and we can tell you, this bar is very special.
If you are not familiar with the Baron Samedi concept you have to take a trip to the bar to experience it.

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