A Voodoo bike shop has opened in a building once used as a jail.
Photo: Supplied Voodoo is a term coined in Hulmes native Tonga which means “voodoo gods”.
The term is commonly used by locals to describe African voodoo practices, which are believed to have originated in the island of Hulmi where the practice originated.
Mr James, who runs the shop, said the building in the city of Huli is a Voodoo-inspired building that he wanted to revive.
“We are all in the same boat and we want to bring our own voodoo,” he said.
“The Voodoo gods are so different from the black Voodoo, there’s a huge difference between the African Voodoo and the white Voodoo.””
The Voolies’ music is very different from anything you’d hear in Huli. “
The Voodoo gods are so different from the black Voodoo, there’s a huge difference between the African Voodoo and the white Voodoo.”
The Voolies’ music is very different from anything you’d hear in Huli.
“There’s not a lot of African Voolie music and that’s because of the Vooliys beliefs, not because of their music.”
The shop opened in April and is currently selling African voolies, and has been a success with its customers.
“Our customers have really come out to say they love the Voodos music,” Mr James said.
Voodoo was born from the Black culture and the African culture is the most important part of it, he said, adding that the shop was an opportunity for them to bring their own culture back into the community.
The owner said the shop had been around since the 1990s and they hoped to start selling the African voodos soon.
“It’s been really good.
He said they also wanted to sell to local businesses. “
A lot of people are coming here to see us, they’re coming from all over the world, they come for the music and the dancing, and they want to buy the Vooriys merchandise,” Mr Jones said.
He said they also wanted to sell to local businesses.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity because I love the African and I love African culture,” he added.
“My brother and his mum have been here for over a year and they still love it.”