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“Culture IS Connection …

by Igberohinjade Oludoye “… and the Chief Magistrate of one’s destiny”. The wisdom of this quotation, from the beginning of HRM Oba Adefunmi’s reign as the Crown of all Yoruba in North America, may not be fully realized for generations to come. Nevertheless, in the acceleration of the times we are living in, given the […]

March 27, 2012 1
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The Shango Variations

by Ernesto Mercer                    “My lord,  He calls me by the thunder”                                                            – Negro Spiritual 1. In seeking Thunder  I seek myself.  Search  for His mouth  His lips burning words  wreathed in blue fire I seek my own. 2. Thrown shells tell the tale – how […]

March 27, 2012 0
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Sango’s Thunder

by Yawo Yemoja

March 27, 2012 2
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Personal Notes on Sango Swagger

KAWO KABIOSILE O as witnessed by  Olorisa Marcus Sangodoyin Akinlana In my life experience and observation the ever helpful Orisa Sango usually manifests in two ways: directly through his initiated Awo and in person (WOW!).  Give you an example, in 1985 I had the pleasure to work at Southside Community Art Center in Chicago with […]

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My Love for My KING – BABA SANGO

by Iyalorisha Oyapidan  Sango is the God of Thunder  Just as lightning flashes to show indistinguishable landscape, Sango has the ability to show one the truth just as quickly. Sango only speaks once and represents trial by fire. Sango is as big as his scream giving him an ability to move people and things with […]

March 27, 2012 2
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The Son of a King

by Kefentse Bandele In the year of 2002, I sought after, prayed and meditated on a religion that I could be a part of and venerate my Ancestors at the same time. Being the huge history buff that I am, I knew that this was at the core of being an African. I searched the […]

March 27, 2012 2
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When Sango Speaks…

(You’d Better Listen!) by Iya Kai Jewett (written 6 PM, Friday, July 1, 2005 during a thunderstorm) The whole world listens when Shango speaks, From the man in the boardroom to the homeless in the streets His power is righteous, true and strong, If you harm his children you won’t be here for long When […]

March 27, 2012 1
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Kawo Kabiesile

by Yawo Sango Hail to the Chief, It is thirteen times that I salute you. Chief of Oyo. It is thirteen times that I salute you. The Chief who has not died. It is thirteen times that I salute you . May it be so. Sango to most people is said to be a very […]

March 27, 2012 0
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The Double Headed Ax

by Yawo Yemoja Meji  

March 27, 2012 0
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Shango, My Father in Ocha

by David Sosa Shango, my father in Ocha, is somewhat of a big deal for me. I mean he was one of the greatest kings to maintain success and prosperity for the people of Oyo. It was a pleasurable surprise when in Ita I was told he was the male energy and counter part to […]

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