Saturday, November 29, 2014

Marvin X expected to meet with North American Yoruba King Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe

 Ancestor Oba Serjiman Olatunji, chief dispenser of Yoruba culture in the United States, founded Olatunji Village, Sheldon, South Carolina. Marvin X looks forward to meeting with the new Oba (King) who is visiting the Bay Area. Marvin would like him present at the Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary celebration planned for the Bay Area next year. His father was crucial in spreading Yoruba culture in Harlem during the 60s. One cannot talk about BAM without including Yoruba influence on the BAM artists and North American Africans in general regaining African consciousness and culture.

 Oba with official. Oba holds symbol of his royal authority.

 Women at Yoruba Village, Sheldon, South Carolina

 Audience at Black Power Babies event, Brooklyn, New York. Marvin X will hold discussion with BAM Babies 2.0 at the Bay Area Black Arts Movement celebration.

Black Power Babies and parents, Left to Right: Michael Simmons, Aishah Shahidah Simmons,
Amiri Middy Baraka, Jr., Bunmi Samuels, Muhammida El Muhajir, Marvin X, Oba Adefunmi II,
Mrs. Amina Baraka, Nisa Ra, Aaliyah Madyun, Malika Iman, Barbara Rivera and daughter

 Yoruba official announces entrance of Oba Adefunmi Adejuyigbe at the Black Power Babies discussion, in Brooklyn, New York. Event produced by Muhammida El Muhajir.

Alase Oba Adefunmi Adejuyige speaking at Black Power Babies Discussion in Brooklyn, New York. Marvin X on right. Parents and children held dialogue on role in Black Arts/Black Power movement of the 60. The Oba's father, Serjiman Olatunji, was the main personality who spread Yoruba culture in America. He officiated the wedding of Amina and Amiri Baraka. Many BAM poets were influenced by Islam and Yoruba culture and religion. See Amiri Baraka's play A Black Mass which utilized Islamic and Yoruba mythology is his interpretation of the Nation of Islam's myth of Yakub.

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