Category Archives: African Spirituality

The World Of Vodou: Exhibit Brings To Life A Highly-Misunderstood Religion

Spirit Bottles

Haitian Vodou keeps alive the theology and spiritual practices of West African cultures. Africans first came to Haiti as slaves in the 16th century. Their deeply rooted beliefs combined with those of Indigenous peoples already living in the Caribbean, and also combined with elements of Christianity. Because Vodou helped galvanize slaves to revolt at the end of the 18th century, Vodou is inextricably tied up with Haiti’s history of abolition and its establishment of an independent nation.

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Prof James Smalls Speaks On The Hebrew Israelites & Much More 360p – YouTube

Prof James Smalls Speaks On The Hebrew Israelites & Much More 360p – YouTube.

THE GREAT AKWASIDAE FESTIVAL OF THE ASANTE PEOPLE

To every African, festivals hold a special place in everyday life. They are occasions for re-union, remembrance and merry-making. Festivals are also occasions of mixed feelings as the dead are remembered through organized rituals and mourning. The rituals are performed by social groups under clan heads who are responsible to contact the dead to invoke their blessings for the people.

  Asante girl in her Kente cloth dancing at Akwasidae festival at USA

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Original article: THE GREAT AKWASIDAE FESTIVAL OF THE ASANTE PEOPLE
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Luba (Baluba) People: Highly Spiritual, Brave Founders of Pre-colonial African Kingdom of Luba and the Largest Ethnic Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo

DancerThe Luba people also known as Baluba are a cluster of powerful ancient grassland and forest-dwelling hunters, kingdom-builders, highly spiritual cum agriculturalist Bantu-speaking peoples of Central Africa, and the largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are indigenous to the Katanga, Kasai, and Maniema regions which were historic provinces of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their population is close to 14 million.

Baluba dancer performing traditional dance at Kinshasa. Courtesy http://africaphotographer.blogspot.com/

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Shakka Ahmose Makes the Top 100 at ReverbNation

 Shakka Ahmose

Shakka Ahmose, the singer who put Kemetic spirituality to a tune that today’s struggling youth can hear, has made the top 100 at ReverbNation.  It is no surprise since he is singing the message of our Ancestors.  He speaks right to our DNA.

Congratulations, Shakka Ahmose!  We in Vodun News and Ile Baalat Teva wish you even greater success and opportunity to shine like the Morning Star.

Warning: have tissues handy.  This song brings healing tears.


“See my Mother
See my Father.
Never ever let them tell you who you are.

‘See my Mother.
See my Father.
See my reflection, and it’s bright as the Morning Star.” — Shakka Ahmose

Spirituality, orishas, enligthment, alternative healing, alternative medicine,

Our ancestors give us an “inheritance” of memories, behaviors, and ideas to ensure that we are equipped to survive in our environment.

Unfortunately, throughout the years, these memories and behaviors have been clogged with sh*t.

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Sango Ede Festival 2011 – YouTube

Sango Ede Festival 2011 – YouTube.

Sangosakin Ajala communes with fire.

ASE Short Film/Television Series Concept Trailer [African Historical Fantasy Genre] – YouTube

ASE Short Film/Television Series Concept Trailer [African Historical Fantasy Genre] – YouTube.

Schindler’s Witch | VICE Sweden

Karuhimbi

Karuhimbi

When the militia encircled her enclosure, Karuhimbi covered her hands in herbs that would cause skin irritation, according to The New Times. She touched the killers – who became fearful because they believed she was cursing them – and then retreated inside her house. She grabbed whatever she could find and shook it, claiming that it was the sound of the spirits becoming angry. “I hid those people seriously. I’d prepare some magic, and when the killers came, I’d tell them I would kill them. I told them no Tutsis had come to my house – that no one comes in my house – while all the time they were all inside.”

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