Who We Are

Who We Are: "We are a collaboration of families of African Traditional practitioners coming together to venerate our Ancestors for the perpetual healing of our communities."
About our favicon: Fawohodie, an adinkra symbol meaning the "symbol of independence, freedom, emancipation". From the expression: Fawodhodie ene obre na enam. Literal translation: "Independence comes with its responsibilities."

Celebration 2019


WE WERE CHAINED ON THAT SHIP TOGETHER,
AT THE NECK YOU AND I, TOGETHER
Spoken word poem
Authored by Oloye Fayomi Falade Aworeni

IN MEMORIUM

Baba Stan, the drummer pictured here passed on to the realm of the Ancestors just a couple of weeks after he had provided drumming for the Ancestors. May he move forward in light.






Celebration Photos 2019









This was our 9th annual coming together at Perkerson Park.



The theme of the 2019 Ancestor Celebration was from the poem above. We engaged with each other in the process of uniting with our ancestors. It was a glorious experience.

Each year, we have met new people and learned new things from each other and each year we have seen the bubble of our past grow and expand to bring new revelations from the past to inform our future.  As the great divinely inspired work of Ayi Kwei Armah says, "A people losing sight of origins are dead. A people deaf to purposes are lost."(pg. xv, 2000 Seasons, 2nd version.)

Our 10th Anniversary promises even more growth and joy.








4 comments:

  1. It was a wonderful time with Ancestors, family and community. I am looking forward to next years Celebration. May we come together to honor those who have come before us and that which sustains us.

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  2. BEAUTIFUL pictures. Look at our children. Our Ancestors are pleased. May they continue to guide us on our path as we truly live our purpose here on Earth. Ancestors, we thank you.

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  3. Beautiful! Much thanks for all the energy and ase that went into making this another successful celebration.

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  4. This year's celebration was beautiful and I am happy I got to share the celebration of ancestors with my family and friends. Thank you to everyone who came and shared with us.

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