Follow @sanbasansousi Instagram the universal empire: ayiti toma
the universal empire: ayiti toma
-roots: africa
-culture: caribbean
-history: 1804
-religion: gihnen

April 20 2014, 11:11 AM

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Grenadye Alaso

Grenadye Alaso

April 20 2014, 10:41 AM

fyblackwomenart:


Agbadza Dancer by Carla Nickerson

fyblackwomenart:


Agbadza Dancer
by Carla Nickerson

April 20 2014, 08:28 AM

10 notes   •  VIA: alloayiti   •   SOURCE: alloayiti
Filed Under:  ayititomacivilisation  
alloayiti:

Lu d’un trait.
Merci Léonard !

alloayiti:

Lu d’un trait.

Merci Léonard !

April 19 2014, 09:47 PM

4 notes  Filed Under:  ayititomacivilisation  sanba  tanbou  
Photograph of Sanba Bonga and other adjawentoin Lakou Souvnans, Gonayiv, Ayiti.

Photograph of Sanba Bonga and other adjawentoin Lakou Souvnans, Gonayiv, Ayiti.

April 19 2014, 08:16 PM

universalayititoma:

Picture of a oungan with zing(dreadlocks) in rural Ayiti in 1908.
Photograph by Colby 1908

universalayititoma:

Picture of a oungan with zing(dreadlocks) in rural Ayiti in 1908.

Photograph by Colby 1908

April 19 2014, 08:05 PM

1 note  Filed Under:  ayititomalanguage  legba  vodou  sanba  

Atibon Legba

Jete dlo wi nan lakou a

Atibon Legba wi nan lakou a

Fanmi yo woumble wi nan lakou a

Atibon Legba wi nan lakou a

Papa Legba kanbe nan lento a 

Atibon Legba nan lento a

Parenn Legba kanbe nan lento a 

Atibon Legba nan lento a

Savalouwe wi nan lakou a

Atibon Legba nan lento a

Se pou nou priye wi anba mapou a

Atibon Legba kanbe nan lakou a 

Atibon Legba nan lento a

Vodou Legba kanbe nan lakou a 

Atibon Legba nan lento a

Atibon Legba nan lento a

April 19 2014, 07:54 PM

140 notes   •  VIA: vivayiti   •   SOURCE: benhorton83
Filed Under:  ayititomatourism  
benhorton83:

A man climbing a waterfall in Haiti.

Basen Ble, Yakimèl, Ayiti

benhorton83:

A man climbing a waterfall in Haiti.

Basen Ble, Yakimèl, Ayiti

April 19 2014, 07:53 PM

560 notes   •  VIA: tifanmkreyol   •   SOURCE: afp-photo
Filed Under:  ayititomacivilisation  
tifanmkreyol:

fotojournalismus:

A child plays with a kite on the roof of a house at the neighbourhood of “Jalousie” in the Petion-Ville comune, in Port au Prince, on April 7, 2014. (Hector Retamal/AFP)
(via afp-photo)

It’s kap season!

tifanmkreyol:

fotojournalismus:

A child plays with a kite on the roof of a house at the neighbourhood of “Jalousie” in the Petion-Ville comune, in Port au Prince, on April 7, 2014. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

(via afp-photo)

It’s kap season!

April 19 2014, 04:45 PM

1,287 notes   •  VIA: loaloa   •   SOURCE: ancestralvoices
Filed Under:  ayititomacivilisation  
blackglorious:

ancestralvoices:

The concept of sticking pins in a doll used to inflict pain on others is not traditional in the practice of Haitian Vodun. Dolls/figurines have been used as symbolic icons on shrines or in rituals to represent the Loa/Lwa (Divine forces of nature). 










Voodoo dolls are now commonly found in New Orleans, Louisiana; this is due to the mix of spiritual practices including Vodun, Hoodoo and European magical practices.Some Western African practices use figures with and nails and pins in them they are known as nkisi. However instead of being used to inflict pain they are essentially a container of spiritual forces that are used for healing purposes. The concept of revenge dolls can be traced back to medieval European folk magic with use of poppets, effigies of specific people, which were used to place curses. The poppets however were also used for positive purposes such as healing and bringing good luck.NOTE INCLUDING VISUALShttps://www.facebook.com/notes/ancestral-voices-esoteric-african-knowledge/did-you-know/433913709971094?ref=notif&notif_t=like











I love this!

blackglorious:

ancestralvoices:

The concept of sticking pins in a doll used to inflict pain on others is not traditional in the practice of Haitian Vodun. Dolls/figurines have been used as symbolic icons on shrines or in rituals to represent the Loa/Lwa (Divine forces of nature). 


Voodoo dolls are now commonly found in New Orleans, Louisiana; this is due to the mix of spiritual practices including Vodun, Hoodoo and European magical practices.

Some Western African practices use figures with and nails and pins in them they are known as nkisi. However instead of being used to inflict pain they are essentially a container of spiritual forces that are used for healing purposes. 

The concept of revenge dolls can be traced back to medieval European folk magic with use of poppets, effigies of specific people, which were used to place curses. The poppets however were also used for positive purposes such as healing and bringing good luck.

NOTE INCLUDING VISUALS
https://www.facebook.com/
notes/ancestral-voices-esoteric-african-knowledge/did-you-know/433913709971094?ref=notif&notif_t=like

I love this!

April 19 2014, 01:59 PM

25 notes   •  VIA: newagerasta   •   SOURCE: piecesofagem
Filed Under:  sanba  
piecesofagem:

Another piece I created last night. 12x16. Acrylic #piecesofagem #soulart

Tiga

piecesofagem:

Another piece I created last night. 12x16. Acrylic #piecesofagem #soulart

Tiga

April 19 2014, 01:56 PM

ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.
Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.
She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
Photo

ode-to-the-world:

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe.

Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.

She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.

Photo

April 19 2014, 12:39 PM

14 notes  Filed Under:  ayititomalanguage  

lapè & lagè

 -

peace & war

In Ayitian between peace and war, only one letter makes the difference

April 19 2014, 07:56 AM

81 notes   •  VIA: haitianhistory   •   SOURCE: haitianhistory
Filed Under:  ayititomahistory  kako  
haitianhistory:


Rare photo of Madame Masséna Peralte, circa 1936. CIDIHCA Archives. Madame Peralte was Charlemagne Peralte’s mother, the famous Cacos leader opposed to the American Marine Occupation (1915-1934). 

While a law already existed in Haitian cannons to that effect (but had rarely been deployed to the point of having been forgotten by many), in 1916, the Americans re-instituted the corvée, in order to build roads that would facilitate mouvements for the Marines. In practice, the Marines would force every Haitian on chosen locations to work on specific infrastructure projects for that day. Haitian folklore suggests that Prelate’s own mother (who was already an aged lady by this time) had been walking one day when she was taken with a group of Haitians to work on a construction field. This would have in turn enraged (and humiliated) Peralte very deeply. (Source) (Source)

haitianhistory:

Rare photo of Madame Masséna Peralte, circa 1936. CIDIHCA Archives. Madame Peralte was Charlemagne Peralte’s mother, the famous Cacos leader opposed to the American Marine Occupation (1915-1934). 

While a law already existed in Haitian cannons to that effect (but had rarely been deployed to the point of having been forgotten by many), in 1916, the Americans re-instituted the corvée, in order to build roads that would facilitate mouvements for the Marines. In practice, the Marines would force every Haitian on chosen locations to work on specific infrastructure projects for that day. Haitian folklore suggests that Prelate’s own mother (who was already an aged lady by this time) had been walking one day when she was taken with a group of Haitians to work on a construction field. This would have in turn enraged (and humiliated) Peralte very deeply. (Source) (Source)

April 19 2014, 07:43 AM

queeniman:

zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

Edit:
Let’s think about this for a moment. The US population is roughly 330 million human beings. For the purposes of demonstration, take almost the ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE US and put them on the west coast, packed as tightly as possible. You’re just chillin, somewhere south of Pasadena let’s say, trying to get free, sweating and hungry with a desire you’ve never experienced before. You know you’re going to die though you think you’ll be the one to make it.

Then like the ULTIMATE hunger games of GENETIC WIN you traverse across the country desperately trying to get to the goal with absolute disregard for the other 299 million people. Your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, everyone you’ve ever known dies. You somehow get to the end. Where you bust through a gated base only to be sealed in and combined with another human to make a brand NEW human.

300,000,000 and you’re the only survivor. And your prize is to essentially die and reconstitute into a new being.

That’s awesome.

wow

April 18 2014, 09:08 PM

Chocolate  cake with Africain inspired pattern and one on my sketches on top by @napostolatos 

#birthday #cake #africaallovermycake #bagaylantegouwi #pititafrik #jouknangihnentande

Chocolate cake with Africain inspired pattern and one on my sketches on top by @napostolatos

#birthday #cake #africaallovermycake #bagaylantegouwi #pititafrik #jouknangihnentande