Today: HOODOO MAYN: Hoodoo Nation Festival – 6th Annual
Akan Ancestral Religion of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in North America
October 17, 13021 (2020) – 7 pm est – Online
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, the Akwamu Nation in North America through the agency of Hoodoo Gyaasedan – Hearth-Shrine of Akan Ancestral Religion in North America, welcomes the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) community to participate in our sixth annual HOODOO MAYN – Hoodoo Nation Festival. Our focus is restoring the consciousness of Akan Ancestral Identity as Hoodoo in family blood-circles, culture and ritual preserved in the western hemisphere for centuries. Nationbuilding/Restoration is rooted in our spiri-genetic inheritance.
HOODOO MAYN [hooh’-dooh mah’-eehn] is defined in the Akan language as: HOODOO NATION.
HOODOO MAYN is the only festival of its kind, celebrating and examining our Akan [ah-kahn’] Ancestral Religion as brought to North america in the blood-circles of our Akan Ancestresses and Ancestors and maintained to this day. It was through Hoodoo that we were guided and empowered to heal ourselves, educate ourselves, sustain ourselves, train ourselves, wage war against the whites and their offspring and force the end of enslavement in North america. It is through Hoodoo that Akan people in North america today will complete our Revolutionary-Resolutionary function of Amanne, Nationism, as a component of the larger collective of Odwiraman, Purified Nation – Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) in the Western hemisphere.
This year because of the circumstances regarding the nationwide covid issue we will be hosting an online version of our festival on the ZOOM platform. We typically have a full day of presentations on various aspects of the Hoodoo Religion. We also have our EGUA – Marketplace wherein attendees shop with our vendors and learn about our Akan Ancestral Religious Heritage in North america through ritual, presentations, literature, art, food, music and handmade products.
Our online festival will include video submissions, presentations and a question and answer session on critical expressions of Hoodoo from an Ancestrally inherited perspective.
Afia Nkoso Bretuo will present:
ASUMAN TUMI: The Art of the Talisman in Hoodoo
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan will present:
HOODOO KANKYE: Etymology and Cosmology of the Akan Pedigree of Hoodoo in North America
This free event is open to Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) Only
Registration is free and required.
Just email us at the address below with your facebook and/or instagram page to identify yourself. We will then email you the Zoom platform link for the event:
Download the full pdf flyer on our website:
HOODOO MAYN: Hoodoo Nation Festival
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan
Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu
Akwamu Nation in North America