Mala Lengua  
  Home - Portal | Music - Música | Authors - Autores | Arts - Artes 
  Site Map - Mapa del Sitio | News - Noticias | Search ACW - Buscar en ACW 
  Mala Lengua
6th World Congress

The International Congress of Orisa Tradition and Culture

The Sixth World Congress of Orisa Tradition & Culture will be hosted in Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad during August 15-22 1999.  The announcement below comes to us from Nontsizi Cayou, professor at San Francisco State University.  A Cuban delegation is expected, most likely made up of members of the Havana based Yoruba Institute headed by Sr. Castañeda.

The Sixth World Congress of Orisa Tradition & Culture
Port of Spain, Trinidad: 8/15-22/99


As we enter the 21st century, most of us may have to make changes in our lives. What if you have the ability to explore your life from a spiritual perspective which would incorporate all other aspects of a person's being? what if you had the ability to make the necessary corrections for individual and societal purposes? People have a tendency to look to various places,
religious sects, role models, different philosophical fields, or even scientific sources for answers to life's problems. Why look any further than your own heritage?

The Orisa world does not deal with a set number of rules, but with the reality of life.One may ask the question of what is 'reality'? Whatever you believe becomes reality. It is as simple as that, but society gives us so many choices that we sometimes get confused. It is time we get in touch with our roots, not only for finding solutions but finding a better and healthier way of life. The Orisas have given many of us comfort, strength, remedies, answers, directions/guidelines and so on. This way of life is International. It is known by different names in different parts of the world. For instance, in Nigeria it is known as Yoruba religion, in Trinidad, as Shango; and in Cuba, as Santeria. The name goes with the territory, but the tradition goes
with the culture. The core of this Orisa World is full of substance and knowledge beyond the capacity of any one or group of individual/s.

Professor Nontsizi Cayou was the Host Chair for the Fifth world Congress, which was held in San Francisco in August of 1997. She has since then been elected as Deputy Secretary, of the new Americas Office of the International Congress of Orisa Tradition and Culture. In order to better assimilate the wealth of knowledge, the International Congress of Orisa Tradition and Culture has organized a number of World Congress throughout the hemishperes. Previous congresses have been held in Nigeria (1981,1986),Brazil (1983,1989), and in the United States (1997); and it is continuing this year in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Sixth World Congress of Orisa Tradition & Culture will be hosted in Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad during August 15-22 1999. It is with great pleasure that the Grand Patron of the Orisa Congress, the Ooniof Ife; the President of the Republic of trinidad and Tobago; and the President and members of the International Steering Committee invite you to join us in this year's Congress. The theme for this Congress is "the Orisa, the ancestors,
the Community and the Family - Strategies for Survival"

Be part of an ensemble of professionals, Royalties and persons who are specialized in different aspects of the culture. Presenters come from Nigeria, the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago.

Interested persons may contact - The Office of the Americas, c/o
Wajumbe Cultural Institution, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco.

Our business hours are 10:00am. -5:00pm. from Monday to Friday. Telephone 415-563-3519,
Fax 415-292-2519 or e-mail

Contact person
Kenneth Jobity
Wajumbe Cultural Institution

Contacting AfroCubaWeb

Electronic mail [replace _AT_ with @]

[AfroCubaWeb] [Site Map] [Music] [Arts] [Authors] [News] [Search this site]

Copyright © 1997 AfroCubaWeb, S.A.