SEVEN DAYS TO ASE ODUN ORANFE ati ASE ODUN SANGO 2017

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.