Friday, December 4, 2015

nzoCALIFA: Divine Thunder and Sacred Winds of Change

#GoodFriday -- A tributary salute to the dynamic cosmic duo of Oya and Sango - Maferefun Orisha. Modupe Iya and Baba. A moment to rise to the occasion of such a charged Season of change and forward motion. Over the years, under the guise of proficient spiritual leadership, these forces would influence my path with unforgettable guiding principles still empowering my life today:
  • Walk forward astute, strong and never wear your woes on your heart like a pocket.
  • In the face of injustice, prepare your case trump tight, align with advocates and claim your Victory
  • Kawo is a charismatic leader and commanding speaker amplifying, attuning or  appeasing to his desire.  So be alert and unrelenting in favor of your petitions before this energy. Yet, stay savvy in nature breeding harmony not discord in these exchanges.
  • When it comes to the DRUM - clear the floor, for more than likely he'll/she'll own it! Kawo BRINGS THE #DANCE with impressive movement dexterity in leaps and bounds.  Executing amazing footwork Sango maintains immeasurable vigor, with impeccable grace, always dressed to the nines. *smile*
                                    *Kawo kabie si le*
  • And let it be known, that it is Oya-Iyansa that fuels the fire of Sango; she is a staunch adjudicator and powerful transformation agent  launching her unstoppable winds and storms in the wake of stagnation. 
  • She owns the purse strings as celebrated Marketplace inciting cooperative economics in our world communities, advancing micro-business enterprise.
  • Wearing her sacred mask, Iya rides that fine line between life and death like a maverick equestrian, often invoked in Egungun masquerade Ancestral traditions.
                                         *Hekua hey*

Today's post pays virtual homage to Orisa Sango & Oya-Iyansa represented through Artistic excellence via Dance & Drum  mediumship.  Selected below are beloved Master Teachers whose knowledge of these sacred traditions, I revere and treasure their embodied wisdom through my works.  Ase'o   
~ Regina Califa, Nzo Califa Dance Works


Formig√£o: Xango, God of Fire and Thunder  
from the Afro Brazilian tradition of Candomble´
iba'se *give praise to Life*
Film/Editor: Layne Redmond, co-produced/directed by Rosangela Silvestre. 
Salvador, Brazil, Nov. 2005. Xango: Formigao

Jose Francisco Dances for
Orisha Chango
feat. Akpon Michael Spiro & Mestre Jorge Alabe

Act III: Chango/Xango 
feat. Bobi Cespedes & Jorge Alabe
Practitioners of the African Spiritual traditions and celebrated recording Artists.

Bata Ketu: Musical Interplay of Cuban Lucumi and Brasilian Candombleproduced by Michael Spiro & Mark Lamson |

~May Orixa guide and protect~

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