ONLINE ZOOM EVENT.
SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020
from 6pm to 7.30pm
Libation is an Afrikan Ritual of Heritage, a drink offering to propitiate the Creator, the lesser divinities, Ancestors, humans present and not present and the environment. The ultimate purpose is to establish and affirm Maat: thecosmic order of oneness, balance and harmony in the universe. The origins of libation are so old that they lie in the legends, myths, sacred literature and language of Kemet (Ancient Egypt), though it is almost certain that this ritual existed even before then. Yet, it is found throughout the Afrikan world, on the continent as well as in the Americas and the Caribbean.
The significance of this ritual transcends its distribution across the immense time/space correlation that is occupied by the Afrikan experience of life. Libation raises profound questions, many of which have confronted Afrikans millennia ago. It also indicates some of the answers. It is an immensely important part of the Afrikan cultural equipment. In fact, Libation is a marker of Afrikan identity.
Q&A led by FYNA DOWE | POETRY BY JOEL & ZARA CHRISTIE