At the Edge-African Traditional Religions: Madrina Angelique, August 29, 8PM EST

Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin interviews Madrina Angelique, who “is initiated in the Palo tradition as Madre Nganga of Munanso Centella Ndoki Nyuyo Malongo Corta Lima Cordosa, initiated by Chief Ololele Afolabi, godson of Tata Antonio Ali.  She is also initiated in Santeria as Iyalorisha of Ile Ori Yemaya, initiated by Baba Ogun Solu, godson of Chief Bolu Fantunmise of the Ifa Orisha Cultural Cener in Nigeria and Atlanta.  Born and raised in rural Georgia, she has immersed herself in the study and practice of traditional southern hoodoo since childhood.”  From


Weekend Note: the Egguns are part of our Future!

Sending out Greetings, Salutations, Respect, and Love to my Egguns, known and unknown! This weekend I will talk about the infusion of ATR (African Traditional Religions) in contemporary cultural production, especially with regard to literary works we tend to view as “futurist.”  Where do the Eggun and Orisha (Lucumi) appear when it comes to the liminal? Or the Lwa (Voodun)?