Reporting from Cuba: Review. “On the Orishas Roads and Pathways, Obatala, Odua , Oduduwa” Miguel W Ramos

Reporting from Cuba:   Review: “On the Orishas Roads and Pathways, Obatala, Odua, Oduduwa” Miguel W Ramos, Ilari Oba PhD. Eleda.Org Publications.   It seemed fitting reading material to take with me to Cuba to read from time to time as I work as an Oyubona for the first time in the Kariocha of a child of Obatala. In fact, although I am Oshun’s child, my father in Ocha is Obatala as he is of my two children. In addition, I was born from Obatala and his energy is forever present. I was really quite happy to find out that Willie…

Black History Month in the UK 2017

Every October the UK celebrates Black History Month.  Although I have always asked  ” what about the other 11 months?”, it is a good opportunity to highlight history and also contemporary artists and events going on in the UK. JON DANIEL AFRO-SUPER HERO: First of all. It was really sad to learn that Graphic Designer/ Artist Jon Daniel, the man behind the Afro-Super Hero concept, lost his battle for life at the beginning of this month. His striking images and use of art in a visually stunning and educative way led to exhibitions at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood…

REVIEW: Film “They Are We”

Last year on the 21st November, my birthday,  the Film “They Are We” Premiered in the UK at the London Latin American Film Festival, an established film festival directed by the power force of Cuban born Eva Tarr-Kirkhope Llaff . I had been looking forward to seeing it for a long time and was thrilled that it was being shown in the UK. The film follows a small family group known as the Gangá-Longobá from Matanzas who have kept their heritage songs and customs alive for many years, trace where their customs originate from. Read the Whole Story It is a…

REVIEW: On the Orishas’ Roads and Pathways: Oshún Deity of Femininity 
By Obá Miguel W. Ramos, Ilarí Obá

    I was so excited when I heard about this book. Any information and insight into the Orisha that I am crowned with is most welcome. What was also exciting is that Miguel W.Ramos is not only a Scholar and a Writer but also an experienced and respected Obá in our religion. This is one occasion where the ability to write combines with the experience of an initiate and that is a rare and wonderful thing. The book did not disappoint. From the introduction documenting his own personal experience, to the historical background, to understanding more about the paths…

ANCESTRAL VOICES, Esoteric African Knowledge

I saw the film “Ancestral Voices”  a couple of years ago at the British Film Institute and thought it was a valuable and educational film highlighting the misconceptions of African traditional Religions and also the important task of dispelling some myths. I am really happy to offer a brief interview Verona Spence-Adofo and Dalian Adofo, the married couple behind the film. They are currently working towards “Ancestral Voices” Part 2 so please have a read and if you feel like you want to support please do by sharing the interview and getting the word out. I was quite interested in…