|Yoruba Egungun dancer. |
Photo by Egba-Egbado Descendants Association
We are fortunate to know this tradition of honoring Ancestors and being able to communicate with them. Many may not understand it and many more condemn it but we are among the blessed ones who remember a way that was our way for thousands upon thousands of years. That way that allowed us to hear our Ancestors' voices guided us, supported us, protected us. That way got us through many tribulations. That way saved our lives.
Our 3rd Annual Ancestor Celebration will give us the opportunity to raise our own voices in praise and gratitude to our Ancestors. Perhaps we might be fortunate enough to hear their voices as well. May we hear the message and receive the blessings in the voices of our Ancestors. Make it to Omenala Griot Museum, 337 Dargan Place SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 for this year's celebration which starts at 11 am this Sunday, June 16 (Juneteeth), 2013. It's time to gather for healing, strengthening and blessing. Ire! Ase!