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  • And local perfumers Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be adding proceeds from all January sales of their Orisha blends (in their Excolo category) to the Red Cross fund.

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  • In 1955, Mischel was offered an opportunity to study the “spirit possession” ceremonies of the Orisha faith in Trinidad, and he leapt at the chance.

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  • That's when followers of the Africa-based Orisha tradition, known outside Cuba as Santeria (or, derisively, as voodoo), ritually cleanse their homes with incense and ask for guidance from patron spirits.

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  • Some of those Orisha names cropped up in some of the black poetry I read.


  • When an Orisha possesses somebody, the person can exhibit … powers.


  • Tied to each brick, with colored ribbon, was a written prayer and a saint card for the Orisha who was supposed to answer the prayer.

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  • For example, Orisha Osain is the god of all plants, the king of the bush.

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  • Ceremony opens and closes with tracks dedicated to Elegba, the messenger god and Orisha of human destiny.


  • The track, named after the Orisha of thunder, gains new textures in its transfer from a percussion-and-rap exercise to a big band arrangement.


  • You have to read the poem scribbled on a tiny piece of paper and left at an Orisha shrine.

    Cuba Journal


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