May we understand that anger does not serve us nor our relationships. May we control our angry (and hurt) emotions and feelings, and see them for the illusions that they are.
May we be patience with ourselves, our mates, our children, our family members, our friends, and even with the stranger standing in the line. May we live a good life, with good family and friends surrounding us. May we see old age and longevity, dressed in patience.
Where is good character?
Who is good character?
How do we find this good character?
Seek the father, and you will surely find good character.
Seek patience, and you discover good characater.
An invaluable resouce from the late Ayo Salami. Add a copy to your library and, gift a loved one. Hurry, while there are still copies available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy today!
What is Egbe? Simply expressed, and for a particular person who is alive and on earth, Egbe may be described as the clone of that particular person left (or living) in heaven to function in diverse ways. Medically, the human is known to be as a result of the fertilization of the egg and the sperm. Whether male, female, twins or combination of these, most religions submit that the human came from Heaven to be borne by certain parents on the Earth. Science also claims that each human has a DNA profile that is unique and which cannot be identical to any other person’s DNA and that the DNA exist as a pair. Creation of the human and revelation of his Egbe. —Ayo Salami
For the final installment of his Diasporadical Trilogia, Ghanaian-American emcee Blitz The Ambassador heads to the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture: the beautiful seaside city of Salvador in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
The gorgeous self-directed music video for “Running” explores the state of African spirituality in Brazil, with Blitz himself playing the role of a priest.
“Steeped in the world of magical realism, ‘Running’ is a story of community in Salvador, Bahia threatened by gentrification,” Blitz explains in a video synopsis sent to Okayplayer. “As the demolition team make their way to an old woman’s house to tear it down, she is protected by her Orisha’s.”
Watch Blitz’s latest video for “Running” below. For parts one and two in the Diasporadical music video series, check out his previous clips for “JuJu Girl” and “Shine.” Blitz’s Diasporadical EP officially arrives in March.
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“Orisha’s Journey is a fantasy tale of a girl’s journey through the spirit world (‘Orisha’ denotes a spirit in Nigerian Yoruba cosmology), who must learn about the importance of remembering one’s roots. The film, set in a mysterious walking forest, explores the power of a child’s imagination and the deep meanings and manifestations of Africa.”- Yayra Sumah of GhanaILoveYou Tumblr.com___ SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS THESIS (2014)
The faith that I have in my Orishas is far greater than any obstacle that may come across my path.
Carlota Lukumi. Carlota was kidnapped from her Yoruba tribe, brought in chains to Cuba as a child and forced into slavery in the city of Matanzas, working to harvest and process sugar cane under the most brutal of conditions.
She was bright, musical, determined and clever. In 1843, she and another enslaved woman named Fermina led an organized rebellion at the Triumvarato sugar plantation. Fermina was locked up after her plans for the rebellion were discovered. Using talking drums to secretly communicate, Carlota and her fellow warriors freed Fermina and dozens of others, and went on to wage a well-organized armed uprising against at least five brutal slave plantation operations in the area. Carlota’s brave battle went on for one year before she was captured, tortured and executed by Spanish landowners.