Very proud to be part of the Pimientas (Ataré) rama! Aurora Lamar Obá Tolá (iba’ye) is such a hero to me!
My twin Omiala and I (Odofemi) at the guiro today! I had such a beautiful and intense time dancing for the Orishas today! So thankful for my twin every day. He’s so wonderful. <3<3<3<3<3
I’m really sad that I have to go back to Toronto. Every time I’m out here, it’s clear to me that I need to be around the Orishas more. I need to be working Ochas, and going to drums, and listening to itas, and doing misas. I need the Orishas. I need my Godfamily.
David H. Brown writing on the ethnic and racial makeup of the highly influential Cabildo Africano Lucumí’s membership in 1900, in his book Santeria Enthroned: Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion (2003), pg. 71.
I find this particularly interesting given that almost every single rama in Santeria is descended from the Cabildo Africano Lucumí.