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A Response to the Accord of the Oba Oriate

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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A Response to the Accord of the Oba Oriate

What are the true intention of the Accord? Awo Ifakolade offers his perspective.

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Iyawó: Path to Sanctification

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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It’s common to see people dressed completely in white. This is because “Iyaworaje” sanctification rites in Cuba were unbanned after the economic crisis of the 1990s.

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Priestess of the Ancestors

Monday, March 23, 2009

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Priestess of the Ancestors

"My religion has given me the greatest respect for life and living things. It has connected me with my environment. Santeria allows me to be a Caribbean person, because it is Afro-Caribbean."

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Cubans Pilgrimage to St. Lazarus

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Cubans Pilgrimage to St. Lazarus

Thousands of Cubans made the annual pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Lazarus on Wednesday, paying tribute, fulfilling vows and seeking favors from the crippled icon known on the island as the miraculous saint.

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Santeria Priests Expect a Better Year in Cuba

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Santeria Priests Expect a Better Year in Cuba

It will be a "magnificent year because the opportunity of knowing beforehand the things that might harm us and being able to take sound advice and avoid them" can represent a "year of triumph."

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Conference on Yoruba Culture in Havana

Saturday, July 19, 2008

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With the purpose of highlighting the Cuban culture’s deepest roots and strengthen unity between the island and other nations that share similar cultural backgrounds, the Fifth International Yoruba Conference will be held from July 17 to 20 in Havana.

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The Yoruba culture survives in Cuba

Saturday, July 19, 2008

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The yorubá or lucumí religion which is also known as Santeria or Regla de Osha is the most expanded religion of African origin in Cuba.

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A Debt Paid In Full: Latin & African-American Relations within the Orisa Community

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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A Debt Paid In Full: Latin & African-American Relations within the Orisa Community

The relationship between Orisa devotees of Latin and African-American heritage has been fragile at times, particularly, where politics, history and race are concerned.

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