As you look through this page, I hope that it is to remind you of the Spirit filled time that you had bringing forth the ancestors from the ages. If not, sorry-O but next year is certain to be another opportunity.
The day began with libation calling forth all of the ancestors that offer us hope, strength, clarity and healing. People disbursed to the various workshops learning the songs, dances, instruments or the foundational practice of giving honor, praise and elevation to ancestors. We had a lunch break and a time to talk and reach out to those that we had not seen or were meeting for the first time. When we re-convened. we had a round table discussion and two persons from the larger community shared how ancestors are revered within their systems.
We took several steps closer to our goal of becoming Pan African, not only with the round table but also with opening the celebration with Akan songs. The crowd joined in the songs with great vigor and were energized to learn something new to sing to ancestors.
Here are a few selected photos from the Celebration 2012. You can see more on FaceBook at Keepers of the Way Group Page.