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Botanica El Congo Manuel {format} 5:29 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.

Broadcast: Jan 1 2009 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Religious, Ethnic

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