Annually Egbe Onisin Eledumare hosts Ase Odun Sango. For the first time this year the nomenclature of the Festival will include Oranfe.
Egbe Onisin Eledumare which has been functional in Ile Ananani/Ile Iere ati Ile Aloubera – Republic Trinidad & Tobago since 1971 have been the major pioneering organization for theological transformation of the spiritual practices that our Ancestors safeguarded under the guise of “synchretised” formats in which lithographs of Christian “saints”were placed in spaces of worshipand spiritual practice to represent the sacred essence , being and energies of Orisa.
Republic Trinidad & Tobago experience a social, cultural and political Revolution in the 1970’s that gave birth to a more conducive social and political space for a more original manifestation of African traditional spiritual practices.
As a direct consequence of the “1970 Black Power Uprising” Egbe Onisin Eledumare was birthed.
Among some of its earlier members and leaders were:
Iya Ijo Louisa Catherine Toussaint
Agba Akolejo Olufemi
Agba Jawara Edu
Agba Aubrey Charles
Chief Aniseere Sango – Jeffrey Biddeau
Egbe Onisin Eledumare had the support of people such as Dr. J.D. Elder who from time to time loaned his scholastic support to the research that was being engaged by the members of Egbe Onisin Eledumare.
The organization though nor registered at the time convened two International conferences that took place in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.
When the State of Republic of Trinidad & Tobago met to consider additions to the list of Holidays in Republic Trinidad & Tobago Egbe Onisin Eledumare through it’s Oludari who was part of the National Council of Orisa Elders then engaged a Joint Select Committee of Parliament to put forward a case for a Day of National Recognition for the Orisa community in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.
Though this day has not yet been granted, Egbe Onisin Eledumare, hosts each year a celebration in commitment to the acquiring of such a day of National recognition to the Orisa community of Trinidad & Tobago.
Each year we begin wit a River Festival and climax with the ceremonial/spiritual/ritual raising of the “Fire of Justice”
Once again we invite the entire Orisa community here and world wide to join us as we celebrate this year’s Festival.
Come out in your numbers and support.
We know some of the days and times each year appear inconvenient as they fall during work days and work hours.However it is the type of commitment we have to make to demonstrate our seriousness as a community to honour our Orisa and Ancestors.
Our first ritual begins:
Date: Wednesday 7th. June,2017
Location: St.Michael’s Village via St.John Road, Tunapuna.
Note: We gather at St. John Road and Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna at leave at 9.00a.m.