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Magic & Ritual Abuse: Female Circumcision in Central and Western African

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision
They said Odu must make sacrifice. She said she would not make ebo  ( an offering) because the ebo was already made. The offering for woman to receive power was made in the presence of Olodumare. They said she must not become overconfident in joy because she is capable of using these powers for a very long time. The world will not be able to destroy that which she has in her hands. The world will not know the root of her power. Odu refused to make the sacrifice. Odu departed without making ebo. Osa Meji

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The Drum is a Woman!

Odu means womb and Odu refers to any opening between Heaven and Earth or the visible and the invisible realms of existence. Odu Osa Meji

This is the essence of the matter:  The creative power of women rests in the womb; her ability to open the door for the souls of the ancestors to move from the non-physical into physical existence.  In this manner women have the Power to “uphold the world.” Death is mitigated by the  guarantee of physical  rebirth.   The physical cycle of life becomes as fluid; eternal. 

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Master Drummer Francisco Aguabella Passes in California

 Master Drummer, Francisco Aguabella,  passed away on May 9, 2010 in California.  Aguabella, a master of Orisha song, drum and dance came to the United States in the 1950’s and with other greats such as Patata and Tito Puentes. together these masters blasted open the doors of  Salsa,  Latin and Jazz music. the following clip is a tribute to the Influence of Aguabella and his master friends. Aguabella passed away of  cancer in his home.  May he fly in piece  with Ancestor and Orisha.   
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When you Walked Into the Room!

We share this poem, a tribute to the passing of the great Lena Horne, written by Oakland’s own Paradise Free Jah Love!  It was shared on Face book, but is too beautiful a piece  to keep quiet. Lena touched and inspired many.  May we be inspired by the grace of her passage home.  Thanks, Paradise, for these beautiful words.
Dragon Head Music Staff

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Spirits of the Djembe:

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Djin

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