Welcome Araba Elebuibon to Oakland, CA
Araba Ifayemi was born in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. He cames from a family acclaimed to be one of the authorites on Yoruba Traditional Institutions, A direct descendant of Olutimehin, one of Co-founder of the City of Osogbo. He began his priesthood training at age four.
He received his formal education through correspondence courses. His parents insisted on his through grounding in the traditional institution and culture through his apprenticeship with renowned priests of the day. Araba Ifayemi is a poet, performing artist, play write, herbalist and practising babalawo (ifa priest). He has published several books, and scholarly papers on various aspects of Yoruba traditional religion and culture. Araba Ifayemi is also a recording artist with several credits on Yoruba poetic genre known as Ewi. His mostly social commentaries and parallax snaps cultural philosophy.
Araba Elebuibon in Oakalnd
The ODUNFA kicks off on Monday May 16 with a reception at the West Oakland Youth Center for ARABA FAYEMI ELEBUIBON. The evening will open with authentic, West African Music by Kolamanjaro and his Yoruba Heritage Ensemble, which blends Juju, Afro-Beat and Soul music. Next, Fatai Ibikunle will bring forth the deep roots of Osogbo with recitation of Oriki (praise poetry) of the kingdom and its great historical landmarks. Finally, Baba Araba will share words of wisdom, specially chosen for the occasion.
Orisa Communities in the USA
Orisa Lifestyle Academy
WHAT: Reception for Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon
WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2016 from 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
WHERE: West Oakland Youth Center, 3233 Market St, Emeryville, CA 94608