RITUALS OF REMEMBRANCE FOR OUR ANCESTORS AT EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE 2014


Once again the African community in the Republic Trinidad & Tobago come together to reflect upon our historical past, that includes the glory of building of the Great Pyramids, giving the world mathematics and science, the steel pan and steel orchestra, but also the indignities of the Trans ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, GENOCIDE and issues of REPARTRIATION AND REPARATIONS.
Every year at this time EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE becomes involved in the Diego Martin Emancipation Day activities currently manifesting as a Street Procession led by Block 4 Drummers, Musical recognition by Castro and an Ancestral rememberance ritual conducted at the Diego Martin Water Wheel Heritage Site, River Estate, Diego Martin.
As we engage this memorial and celebratory period and as we continue to strategise and implement these strategies to move us to total and unconditional liberation of ourselves as a distinct people on this planet we
call on all Africans to refrain from the consumption of shark and shark products for the period 26th. July, 2014 – 1st. August, 2014, as a mark of respect to those of our Ancestors who either committed revolutionary suicide by throwing themselves overboard and were eaten by sharks ,or those who were thrown overboard either alive or dead and were eaten by sharks.
We honour you who suffered this indignity and we pray for your continued elevation as you guide us to our victory.
EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE will also host it’s customary midnight ritual of rememberance on 31st July, 2014 at it’s International Headquarters, 12 First Street, Sparrow Drive, Simeon Road, Petit Valley, Republic Trinidad & Tobago beginning at 11.00 p.m.
ALL MEMBERS OF OUR NATIONAL COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO JOIN WITH US ON THIS OCCASION.
We invite all members of our African community to offer farine and water as part of this ritual.

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WORLD IFA FESTIVAL COMMENCEMENT DRAWS NEARER

 

Orisha devotees worldwide are already in preparation for this year’s World Ifa Festival be held in Ile Ife, Osun State, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Among the impacts made on the Caribbean and the Americas as a direct consequence of the immoral, unethical and infamous Trans Atlantic Slave Trade was/is the infusion of African rhythms as part of the basic repertoire of current Caribbean musicians. The impact was so effective the infusion of these rhythms now manifest almost as second nature to many Caribbean and American muscians.

Today as I reflect and prepare for World Ifa Festival, I give thanks to the POWER OF OUR ANCESTORS TO MANIFEST AS WORLD AND CARIBBEAN MUSIC.

I give thanks that the sacred poetry of IFA is now considered  World Heritage and Literature worthy to be taught in higher institutions of learning.

May World Ifa Festival meet with great success.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO JAZZ WEEK 2014

Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean has been long rooted in the international arena of music. The Caribbean have produced drummers, flautist, vocalist, guitar players,saxophonist of superb excellence

When most Trinbagonians refer to Trinidad & Tobago and music, they generally reference kaiso and steel band.

Yes we have made marvellous and tremendous contributions to these genere of music, but we have also produced outstanding musicians in soo many generes.

Today we still continue to create new genres of music.

Wherever Africans were brought to  or wherever in the ‘ New World ” we arrived of our own will or otherwise, we transformed the musical arena.

One of the most dynamic genres of music that we spawned while here in the “New World ” is JAZZ, which is generally credited as being ” birthed ” in the African American communities.

Jazz can now be heard in communities all over the world and here in Republic Trinidad & Tobago, The Jazz Allaiance of Trinidad & Tobago is doing all in it’s power to present, preserve, nurture, nourish jazz music in our Republic and allow for it’s enjoyment by all.

JAZZ WEEK WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM MONDAY JUNE 23RD.- JUNE 28TH. 2014.

Keep in touch for further details and updates

IJUBA FOR MARCH 2014

Egbe Onisin Eledumare will observe/celebrate  another New Moon this Sunday 2nd March, 2014.

At the Ijuba we renew and refresh ourselves through ritual, song, dance, interaction, eating and drinking communally and more as we invite our Ancestors and Orisa to commune with us at the beginning of each lunar cycle.

All interested parties may attend.

Offering items may include, fabric, iyerosun, osun, oti, obi abata, orogbo, obi gbanga, epo pupa, fruits, cowrie shells, and other non ebo items associated with our sacred science practice.

We look forward to your participation.

This Ijuba is coming just prior to Vernal Equinox celebrations carded for Thursday 2oth March,2014.

IJUBA  LOCATION : 12 First Street, Sparrow Drive ,Simeon Road, Petit Valley

TIME : 2-00 p.m.

DATE : Sunday 2nd March, 2014

IJUBA AT E.O.E.

Alaafia!  E ku odun!

Egbe Onisin Eledumare has entered yet another Ritual Year -Odun 37, and a gregorian calendar year – 2014.

Our first moon sighting was during Odun Ijesu, and as such we did not have the Ijuba in the format that we usually host.

Sunday 2nd. February, 2014, is our next Ijuba.

You are invited.

Place :  Egbe Onisin Eledumare International Headquarters.

Address :  12 First Street, Sparrow Drive, Simeon Road, Petit Valley

Time :  2.00 p.m.

Come and join in communal prayer, song and dance. Come experience the joys and benefits of communing together in the traditions of our Ancestors.

You may bring items of offerings that include but are not limited to : obi, orogbo. epo pupa. olive oil, gin, white rum, puncheon rum, vodka, efun, iyerosun, osun, fruits etc.

We are always happy to welcome you.

 

 

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ENIYAN WA 15TH ANNUAL EGUNGUN FESTIVAL 2013 A SUCCESS

Eniyan Wa an African spiritual organization led by Otun Iyalode Awo Agbaye Ifakemi Aworeni  – Valerie Stephenson Lee Chee, has been functional in Republic Trinidad & Tobago for several years now and have highlighted and hosted Glede Festivals, Egun and Egungun Festivals and activities here in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.

The organization has added to the colour and diversity of Trinidad & Tobago African/ Yoruba spiritual and sacred science manifestation and retentions of our African heritage .

It can be listed and identified as among those organizations that some scholars have identified as innovators of  a ” new” African sacred science narrative, that has in the main manifested itself  as a direct consequence of the ” Black Power Revolution of 1970 ” that took place then in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

The organization has continued to grow and spread it’s knowledge and information of African and Yoruba sacred science traditions. Like most of the ” new ” organizations that are very much Yoruba and African theology and Cosmology centred and oriented it has developed it’s distinct identity.

Yesterday marked the 15th. Annual Egungun Celebration of the organization that was held at the organization’s grounds at Tableland.

The day was wet, but not inclement.

There was early activitivities that included ebo that was in the main attended by Eniyan and Egbe Onisin Eledumare.

Later on members of Otura Meji Shrine  Ile Awon Osun and others joined in the day celebrations and welcoming of the Egungun masquerades.

Food and drink, was share din abundance. There was drumming, dancing, singing, and there was a high and happy festive atmosphere.

When the masquerades appeared there was a street procession .

Among awon Oloye present wer :

Ojise Obatala Edena  – Chief Oriyomi Orisagbemi

Olori Yemoo Iretiola

Yeye Agbamoola Olomitutu – Chief Omotaiewo Ogunkeye

Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ife – Olakela Massetungi