2019 Schedule



December 5th 
6:00PM – 10:00PM

orisa theater & music 

Spirithaus Gallery  2217 Adeline St Oakland 


Hosted by Shaka Jamal of olu8 films


Iwa Pele - Richard Raw

Homecoming - WolfHawkJaguar

Wade In The Water - Shaka Jamal

Tent City- WolfHawkJaguar


7:45pm - 10:00pm

Destiny - Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri

Artist In Exile - Sunni Patterson

It's Been Poetry - H.R.M Oba Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II


Film Summaries

Iwa Pele 

Performed by: Richard Raw & EGBE IJOBA

Directors: Richard Raw, Babalawo Sekou & Stretch Stacks

Summary: Orisa hip hop artist Richard Raw raps about the strengths of Ifa and good character.


Performed by WolfHawkJaguar & SliqAngel

Directors: WolfHawkJaguar & ShakaJamal

Producers: 393 FIlms & Olu8 Film & Culture

Summary: Orisa hip hop artist WolfHawkJaguar unifies with South Afrikan singer SliqAngel about the power of unity.

Wade In The Water 

Performed by: Alma Matters

Director: ShakaJamal

Producer: Olu8 Film & Culture

Summary: Wade in the Water tells the story of a band of enslaved Africans from the past that escape to freedom only to find themselves in modern day America. As we braid brave pathways to freedom may our Ancestors seeds of wisdom give us strength in these troubling times.


Tent City 

Director: WolfHawkJaguar

Producer: 393 FIlms

Summary: Cicero Jacobs, played by lead actor Sizwe Abakah, is a loving father/ husband who falls into deep depression and mental collapse after his wife dies from cancer. Tent City highlights the impact of unprocessed grief on mental health in America, the toll that gentrification has taken on the city of Oakland (nation wide), and ignites a call to action to reclaim our humanity in the midst of our ever changing world. “In a city of tents, every tent has a story.” It is up to us to change the narrative of homelessness, mental trauma, and despair.


Performed by Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri & SliqAngel

Directors: WolfHawkJaguar & ShakaJamal

Producers: 393 FIlms & Olu8 Film & Culture

Summary: Orisa hip hop artist Osunfemi Wanbi Njeri and South Afrikan artist SliqAngel reveal strength and vulnerability describing how they make it through their highs and lows of life.


Artist In Exile 

Kiyoko McCrae: Producer/Co-Director

Jason Foster: Co-Director/Editor

Stephanie McKee:mProducer

Zac Manuel (Director of Photography) 

Summary: Merging documentary and poetry, this short film follows Sunni Patterson’s return to New Orleans, twelve years after Katrina.


It’s Been Poetry 

Director: H.R.M Oba Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II 

Summary: Four decades of friends and family tell the story of Oyotunji Yoruba African Village, the only African Town in North America and its founder HRM. Oba Osejeman Adfeunmi.

december 6th
4:00PM – 7:00pM


8:00pm - 12:00am

First Friday: Healing Circles, poerty & music mixer 

Healing Circles 

(Email for invitation & location)

4pm- 7pm Determination Black Men & Women's Circle

food and drinks provided

Music & Poetry mixer 

Spirithaus Gallery  2217 Adeline St Oakland 

8pm-12am  - come meet, greet and celebrate life with  the Kings, Iya's, spiritual leaders, live music, DJ, food  


december 7th
11:00AM– 5:00PM


9:00pm - 1:00am

divine alignment workshop, Iya court panel, King court panel


Workshop 11:00 - 12:00pm

Lunch break 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Iya (Mother) panel  1:00pm - 2:30pm

King Court panel  3:00pm - 4:30pm


Orisa urban world concert

The Haven  3007 Telegraph Ave Oakland CA 


december 8th


orisa dance class, orisa song class & bembe

 the Haven  3007 Telegraph Ave Oakland CA 

Come learn and practice the dances and songs that traditionalists use to greet, praise and salute the deities known as Orisa.

The bembe party is when we will have fun singing and dancing for the Orisa.

Wear your whites or African garb