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Yoruba Egungun Tradition Workshop

Institute of Africana Cultures

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Yoruba Egungun Tradition Workshop

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Egungun Workshop - Oct 28 15 Tickets Ended $40.00 $0.00
Egungun Workshop - Nov 11 15 Tickets Ended $40.00 $0.00
Egungun Workshop Package - Oct 28 and Nov 11 15 Tickets Ended $70.00 $0.00

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The Egungun society of priests and their practices is an important aspect of Yoruba traditional society and culture. Throughout the Orisa tradition in the Diaspora, many aspects of ancestral veneration have remained but there is still much to be explored in understanding traditional ancestral veneration. 

In this workshop we will discuss the importance and function of the Egungun tradition. This first of two workshops, held on October 28 at 1 pm, will include the following:

*The role of egungun and the

 purpose of ancestral veneration
*Egun vs. egungun
*Egun vs. egbe
*Egungun on earth and egungun in heaven
*Egungun initiation
*Egungun masquerade
*Role of egungun priesthood
*Hierarchy of egungun society

The second workshop (date TBD) will include the following:
*Understanding egungun's messages
*Odus and stories about egungun
*Egungun oriki
*Egungun plants and herbs
*Setting up an egungun shrine
*Giving offerings to egungun

Each workshop costs $40 individually; register for both and pay $70 (a $10 discount). 
Have questions about Yoruba Egungun Tradition Workshop? Contact Institute of Africana Cultures

When & Where

6326 Baynton St
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Institute of Africana Cultures

The Institute of Africana Cultures exists to promote an understanding and appreciation of traditional and diasporic African cultures.

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