OSUN FESTIVAL

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The Osun (pronounced O-shoon) Festival honors the Yoruba river goddess, Osun. The festival features African drum, dance, tradition and theatre.  This performance allows young people to see youth their own age performing traditional African cultural traditions and exposes them to African culture. It is a fabulous production that transports the audience on a journey to West Africa. The inspirational production is presented each August almost simultaneously with the annual Osun Festival held in Oshogbo, Nigeria. The Atlanta Osun Festival originated in 1998 as the artistic collaboration of dancer Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt and Adebisi Adeleke, Master of the Talking Drum. 

Forum

The public community forum that precedes our annual performance has been an integral part of our programming since 1998 and was established as an educational platform to discuss the influence, practice, and preservation of indigenous African traditions in the diaspora.

The panel is to share facts, offer opinions and respond to questions either through questions curated by the moderator or taken from the audience directly.

Yoruba dance class

Osun dances are the ritualistic dances  of Praise. They are dances of celebration and expression to the Yoruba deity and mother fruitfulness.  Osun is  an embodiment of love, beauty, wealth, intimacy, diplomacy.  She represents the freshwater from the ocean, and is celebrated every year in Osugbo. Among the dances dedicated to Osun, the 

Agbebe dance showcases the ritual object most associated with Osun, a secular fan that she uses as a source of authority and symbol of control.

Agbegbe dance is an energetic dance but gracefully displayed.

Concert

The concert is a production that displays, drumming, songs, acting, theatre, and energetic dances. The production protrays the faboulus festival held in Osogbo every August of each  year.

Osun Festival over the years

Photo credits: Manga Media, Zeta Powell, Brothersphotography, Leo Photo Video

2022- 25th Osun Festival
2022- 25th Osun Festival

2022 Milestone white-red-gold

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2021- 24rd Osun festival
2021- 24rd Osun festival

2021 Segese

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2020- 23rd Osun festival
2020- 23rd Osun festival

23rd Baba Bisi

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2019- 22nd Osun festival
2019- 22nd Osun festival

2019 Iya Ajimoro

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2018- 21st Osun festival
2018- 21st Osun festival

2018 Gbeni Gbeni

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2017- 20th Osun festival
2017- 20th Osun festival

2017- Osun Ssogbo Eleyele Aro

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2016-19th Osun festival
2016-19th Osun festival

2016- Osun Olowa Aremo

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2015- 18th Osun festival
2015- 18th Osun festival

2015 Oladekoju Ewuji

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2014- 17th Osun festival
2014- 17th Osun festival

2014- AWEDE WEMO

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2013- 16th Osun festival
2013- 16th Osun festival

2013 Omi-Ero

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2004 7th Osun festival
2004 7th Osun festival

2004- Olomo Yo Yo

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2003 6th Osun festival
2003 6th Osun festival

2003- Someone with Diamond Combs

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2001 4th Osun Festival
2001 4th Osun Festival

2001

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1999 5th Osun festival
1999 5th Osun festival

1999

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1998- 4th Osun festival
1998- 4th Osun festival

1998- Odun Osun

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