Black History Culture : AFRICAN GODS IN SOUTH CAROLINA...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n8_v26/ai_17848466

    A peacock's piercing whine echoes faintly behind pounding drumbeats as a dozen African villagers dance in a circle and call forth their Yoruban ancestors. Colorful masked dancers representing the ancestors, or egunguns, emerge and spirit-walk to the call of chants. The music of cowbells and drums swells as the egunguns wave to their living family members and symbolically depart to the Kingdom of the Dead. The annual Egungun Festival at the Oyotunji African Village is in full swing.

    Nestled deep among the live oaks and palmetto trees of eastern South Carolina, just 65 miles south of Charleston's airport, lies the Oyotunji African Village. As the only traditional African village in America, Oyotunji comes complete with a king (high priest and ruler), a council of chiefs and village people. The sign on the tall wooden entrance gate reads: Welcome to Oyotunji. You Are Entering Into Another Realm. In the Name of Our Ancestors, We Welcome You.

    Goats and roosters scamper across sandy streets as children freely roam the village. Low-slung multicolored thatched-roof houses of plywood and brick hold the carvings of Yoruba gods and goddesses. The 40 African-Americans residing in this ten-acre village live the Yoruban culture and tradition, a way of life dating further back than 500 B.C.

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  2. MzBlkAngel

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    WOW this was very insightful see you teaching and I am learning...got to love this man right here...:wink:

    thank you for sharing this information with us

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  3. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you, Sweet and Perfect Angel! Makes a brother feel mighty real(smile!) :bowdown:

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    Im a regular visitor anyone visiting South Carolina and want to check it out hit me up. Its well worth the visit. :fyi:
     
  5. Kwaku Bendele

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    I suspect that one day I will be going there or nigeria, to get initiated.
     
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    this sounds like well worth the price of admissions....
    good link isaiah....

    one love
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    Brother Isaiah ... wow ... Africa in America! :)

    We are currently planning our first "Destee Family Reunion" and i thought visiting Africa would be great, but that could be too expensive for most (including me!) ... but look ... we have Africa right here in America! This might be a consideration for our Destee Family Reunion!

    Thanks for sharing Brother Isaiah!

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    Hi Sister Destee
    Thank you for the warm welcome sis
    I agree indeed
    this would be a wonderful place to have a family reunion
    Loving the wonderful addition to the forum.
    Love to you and the family !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I think that would be an excellent idea Destee. How about sometime in May or June of next year. The weather is nice and warm then.
     
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    Hotep!
     
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