The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is pleased to offer a free virtual adaptation of our popular Integral Herbs and Plants In Afro Cuban Religion Lecture Series.
The lecture is with Oriate Frank Bell on April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2020, from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
This new webinar will begin with a recap of Session 1: The Use of Plants in Santeria/Osain for Healing and Cleansing, taking us right into Session 2: Working with Plants and Herbs in Palo. The entire series has been reformatted into a four-part webinar where participants will be introduced to the foundations of working with specific plants that are essential to the healing and cleansing rituals in sacred African Orisha and Palo traditions.
How To Connect: Make sure you register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ECDvhGFGSMSaEAzlT-KaXQ or Go to ZOOM.US/JOIN, Join a Meeting using ID#: 935-0974-2606. Once you have registered you will receive an email with the zoom link to join the webinar. This will be the same link for all four classes.
Frank Bell has been a seasoned Oriate in the Cuban Lukumi tradition for over 26 years. He brings a wealth of comprehensive knowledge of the various song interpretations dedicated to the Orisha from the Afro-Cuban belief system. He is a traditional knowledge keeper through his mastery of the patakis and divination systems integral to the tradition.
Mr. Bell is a Bata drummer and a performer of the dance traditions of the varied African based belief systems of Cuba. His expertise is well-known and respected throughout the Orisha community.
CCCADI‘s programs and activities revolve around any and all forms of arts, culture, education and media that have the ability to address cultural equity, racial and social justice as applied particularly to people of African descent.
The Center’s efforts can be defined as four broad categories: Expressions, Learning, Spirituality and Exchange. The Integral Plants & Herbs in Afro-Cuban Religion: Orisha & Palo Traditions, exemplifies our themes of Learning and Spirituality.
Learning with the Center is the promotion of a life-long pursuit of knowledge and culture through instructional arts programs based in traditional and contemporary African Diaspora art forms designed for all age groups. SPIRITUALITY – In recognition of the role that spirituality plays in the cultures of African people and their descendants, CCCADI respectfully weaves these spiritual elements into the fabric of its programming.
The Center presents much of its spiritually-based activities in collaboration with traditional spiritual leaders, practitioners, cultural activists, and artists that retell and pass on the stories and practices that bind African descendants into one holistic family building resilience today and into the future.
In addition, we have launched a Cultural Response + Community Resources Portal which can be found at www.cccadi.org, and includes important information for our community, Emergency Resources List for Artists, uplifting content straight from our archives, free exhibition education guides for parents and more.
For more information regarding CCCADI’s programs, please visit us at www.cccadi.org
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