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    The 16th Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage:

    Saturday, June 11th, 2005

    The 16th Annual Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage

    Coney Island Boardwalk

    noon-7pm

    In a moving ceremony of collective memory, thousands of African-Americans gather oceanside to pay homage to those who died during the infamous slave-ship voyages known as the Middle Passage. At exactly noon, simultaneously with other Tributes to the Ancestors being held elsewhere in the globe, there will be the pouring of the libation and a special drumming tribute by numerous drummers and musicians along with tributes of poetry, dance, and dramatization of the slaves' capture. A formal procession to the ocean is followed by a sundown Ancestral Offering as the Ancestral Drummers lead us to the water's edge where we each place flowers into the Atlantic Ocean, the largest African burial ground in the world.

    Messages from Christian and Muslim leaders honor the ancestors and call for pledges of unity and safety in African-American communities. As one of the first desegregated public beaches, Coney Island's stretch of the Atlantic is an especially symbolic place to "mark the bones" of those Africans lost to the sea. Participants are invited to bring flowers for the Ancestral Offering and a drum, shekere, or other musical instrument to give praise.

    For more information: Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage, Akeem, akeem827@yahoo.com, 718-270-4902

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    that does be nice

    i remember the year when...my dance mate gone in d' water with Cheryl B. and loose she earing....
    i was like "D" you know u give yemanja your earing as offering...
    ahhhh those were the days....i danced fulani...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAGOGYUL
    i remember the year when...my dance mate gone in d' water with Cheryl B. and loose she earing....
    i was like "D" you know u give yemanja your earing as offering...
    ahhhh those were the days....i danced fulani...
    that sound like the disney cartoon movie "ELDORADO" whey dey give the gold to the god in the water..LOL

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    Kaiser Ball Gyul BAGOGYUL's Avatar BAGOGYUL is offline
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    well is true

    Quote Originally Posted by bagolicious
    that sound like the disney cartoon movie "ELDORADO" whey dey give the gold to the god in the water..LOL

    coney island water aint no swallows...
    d' sea rough no tail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAGOGYUL
    i remember the year when...my dance mate gone in d' water with Cheryl B. and loose she earing....
    i was like "D" you know u give yemanja your earing as offering...
    ahhhh those were the days....i danced fulani...
    Well actually I believe Something Positive is performing again this year. Let we go nuh...

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    i'll see

    sat day is miss t. day.
    i'll try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyEmpress
    Well actually I believe Something Positive is performing again this year. Let we go nuh...
    hello hello....dais de same day as de AIDS Walk Caribbean.

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