Dasalu was a Yorùbá from Abẹ́òkuta sold into slavery around 1850. With returning Lukumí he could send a letter and later returned to Africa. A portrait of the Trans-Atlantic Yorùbá network.
We met Thomas Altmann, musician, babalawo and author of “Cantos Lucumí a los Orichas”, for an extensive interview about Santería, ritual music and his work dedicated to the Yorùbá religion.
This fascinating stop-motion movie tells the Yorùbá story of the world's creation. We spoke with the directors about Afro-Brazilian culture, the “Law 10.639” and the fight against racism.
The Ilé Àrìrà offers cultural and historical tours to Yorùbáland. Ọyawùnmí Àjàlá is a member of a well-known Olórìṣà family from Òṣogbo. We spoke about traveling and Òrìṣà.
Wolfgang Denk accompanied Susanne Wenger over decades. He curated exhibitions, published about her art and became an expert on Yorùbá life and close friend of the family.
"Trance creatively reassures the vitality of death. One ritually dies into Orisha." - About the meaning behind the body movements of popular Cuban Orisha dances, from Elegba to Oya.
In the 19th century freed slaves from Brazil, Cuba and Sierra Leone returned to Nigeria. It was the birth of the Yoruba nation and identity! Read about Nago and Lukumi in Lagos.
Yoruba Orisha culture plays an important role in the religious and artistic life in Brazil. An exhibition in Rio brings together contemporary art and tradition - para ficar odara!
Nigerian linguist Kola Tubosun publishes on Yoruba culture and includes diaspora topics in his work. We spoke about Yoruba identity at home, abroad and in the world wide web.
Nathan Lugo is a practitioner of the West African Orisha tradition and has profound knowledge about the Yoruba and the diaspora. In this interview he shares his personal experiences with us.
A fully translated soundfile of praise poems for Oshun, performed by the children of Adunni Olorisha, accompanied by bata-drummers! A powerful demonstration of Yoruba art.