Trinidad & Tobago has become known as the land of Sango/ Shango.
Ever since the encounter of Africans with the Caribbean, Africans through their diversified and different ethnicities/ Nations/ tribes began to impact upon the sociological, political, economic.and theological environments they encountered and helped to transform.
It was the strategem of the European colonisers to keep the enslaved Africans as mixed in ethnic composition as was possible to increase the probability and possibility of disunity.
In different islands and polities of the Caribbean and Antilles the form and manifestation of the Ancestral theologies varied according to the ethnic mix and other factors, including the race/ethnicity of the coloniser and the dominant religion of the colonising class/ or country.
Since the Black Power Revolution/ Uprising of 1970 in the Republic Trinidad & Tobago the face and manifestation of African/ Yoruba sacred science/practice/ tradition has changed to accomodate the increasing interaction of Africans from the Diaspora with those of the continent.
In 1971, a radical and revolutionary African sacred science organization emerged in the spiritual landscape of Republic Trinidad & Tobago. Persons involved in Pan Africanism and who participated in the Black Power Revolution, created a vehicle for the rembracing of traditional African secular and spiritual values.
The organization then formed a specialised unit to deal with the theological and spiritual issues that challenged the revolutionaries. This became EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE.
Out of Egbe Onisin Eledumare many ” new ” leaders of the African sacred science system emerged.
Many of these ‘ new” leaders had through a project entitled ” Sacred Journey to Ile – Ife” and Sacred Journey to Alkebu- lan visited the African continent and became initiated into Yoruba sacred science on the African continent.
Emerging out of the ” new ” leadership is Ita Oosa,located at 51 Alberto Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Republic Trinidad & Tobago.
Ita Oosa is jointly led by Ojise Obatala Edena – Chief Ifagbenjo Oriyomi Orisagbemi and Olori Yemoo Iretiola .
In Trinidad 7 Tobago Orisa tradition every leap year is considered an Obatal year. The few Elders who were priviliged had feasts to Elefon.
For January, 2014, Ita Oosa will host it’s Annual Obatala Festival at it’s home ground 51 Alberto Street, Woodbrook, Republic Trinidad & Tobago Caribbean.
The celebration includes Ancestral rites and rituals of rememebrance of the Ancestors – those Native/ of the First Nations Peoples and those in the lineage of the principal hosts of the festival. All participants are also encouraged to make contact with their Ancestral linege through special rituals conducted on that day for the purpose.
THE FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON 11TH. JANUARY, 2014.
ALL ARE INVITED.
THE DRESS CODE IS ELEGANTLY WHITE.
- Eniyan Wa 15th Annual Egungun Festival 2013 a Success (yorubasacredsciencecentre.wordpress.com)