Philly's Odunde Festival begins with this ceremony along the Schuylkill River
Oshun, also spelled Osun, is an orisha, or a divine spirit in Yoruba religion, which hails from the Nigerian ethnic group of that name. Yoruba faith and
“You will recall that this same Egungun masquerade worshippers had earlier in the year 2013 attacked the same mosque and the worshippers therein. It has therefore, become a routine action of these masquerade worshippers to attack Muslims and their mosque in Ikun-Ekiti in the name of celebrating their Egungun Festival”- Alhaji Sanni, President of the Muslim group .
Eyo Agere - Eyo masquerade on stilts. How does he not fall with all that dancing? (Video below)
See the mini Eyo masquerades on the next page
Our (as in the one we love , not the one we OWN) yearly Yoruba Arts Festival now has a date for 2017. It's always a great day out. Lovely park, lovely atmosphere, food, music , and hoards
3 colourful videos of Igunnuko at play! Igunnuko greets Kabiyesi with music, singing and procession.
Igunnuko spectacle with singing and horn music
Greeting Kabiyesi the Yoruba way
Great to see Igunnuko again!
Read more about the Yoruba Rain & Wind Festival hosted
The joint celebration of Alafere, Oya and Ijugbe festivals attracted a huge crowd of participants from within and outside Ile-Ife last weekend.
The Obalejugbe of the source, High Chief Abiodun Akinrefon, and the Ooni were present at the ceremony
Remarkable scenes as Elegbe devotee prepare to embark on the annual pilgrimage to the river.
Those prominent blue beads are segi beads, made by Yoruba since 8th century, still in production today using local sources of glass and the