ASA – Cultural Festival at Oketase, World Ifa Temple

Posted on 20 December 2009 by Babalawo Aworeni


Asa is the Yoruba word for Culture.   During the Asa festival many functions take place.   Recently at the Oketase World Ifa Temple, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the Asa Festival took place featuring Yoruba dancing, drumming, singing and a theatrical performance.   The Asa festival focuses on Yoruba dress and style.  This style is unique to the Yoruba people.  It was exciting for all to see and a great learning experience for those looking to learn more and enjoy the Asa of Ife-Ife, Nigeria. recognizes the large contribution of Awotunde Aworeni, Asiwaju Ijo Orunmila Ile-Ife, in making the Asa Festival for this year possible.






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  1. Cynthia Eller Says:

    Hi, I’m a professor of world religions at Montclair State University in New Jersey in the USA. I’ve written a textbook on world religions and am adding a chapter on African religions. I would love to include some of your photos in the section where I talk about Yoruban religion. The images are all “locked” in the software so that students can’t download or copy them. I would of course give proper credit and can provide a link to your website. Would this use be OK with you? Thanks, Cynthia

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