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Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is more than just Calypso and Steel band.

There have been many arguments as to the origin of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Scholars like Isidore Ian Smart, Kimani Nehusi, Rawle Gibbons, Frances Henry , Gordon Rohler, Hollis Liverpool  and others have all addressed different positions on this origins issue. Even today’s featured artiste The Roaring Lion  – Rafael de Leon presented his perspective as to the origin of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.

Whatever the origins of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival it is visibly evident that Africans then and now have impacted most dynamically on the phenomena called Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.

2015 Carnival is going to be a phenomenal Carnival. There were threats of Ebola, that  was seeking to postpone the Carnival. Chicken V has not yet left outr environment, National Elections, all will impact on the output for this year’s Carnival.

The musical genres associated with Carnival are no longer restricted to calypso but involves a number of other genres.

This though is not new, for even some of our  original traditional characters utilised peculiar genres of musical rendition associated with their characters and portrayals.

So as we draw closer to Carnival 2015, let us HONOUR OUR ANCESTORS. Let us embrace the opportunity to RE- SANCTIFY THE CARNIVAL. Let us accept the African influence on this Carnival. LET US KEEP IT SACRED.

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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.