Botanica El Congo Manuel

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HV/Story/ Work by: Queena Kim

Charles Gaulperin is a Santeria priest and the owner of Botanica El Congo Manuel. The shop sells religious items and is located in a strip mall on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Outside, it’s the kind of place Angeleonos drive by a million times and never notice. Inside the Botanica, are sacred Afro-Cuban ceremonies. We witness one involving the sacrifice of a hen and a sick man in New York. Aired on NPR Day to Day; by producer Queena Kim, “Botanica El Congo Manuel” (4:58 mp3):

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