The Orisa Community Development Corporation
Requests Your Presence at a
Community Anya Egun Bembe
Honoring Our Spiritual and National Ancestors


In Yorùbáland, every town or city has one or more Egungun masquerades. For the Lucumi, our tradition of Egun Bembe is usually for an individual to pay homage to his Orisa and/or family lineage, or for a house of Orisa to pay homage to its Ocha lineage. As members of the Orisa CDC share the bonds of a community of Orisa Worshippers, we will honor the Egun of both esteemed Olorisa and national heroes such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and others.

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2 pm – 5 pm
3429 West Clearfield Avenue
(1 block from the intersection of 35th and Allegheny Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA

The Orisa CDC builds bridges and connects people by offering high quality programs and initiatives that empower and unite communities

Our Vision

Our vision for the Orisa Community is for us to prosper as a unified community of Orisa worshippers with a cultural foundation based on Yoruba tradition, African-centered values, high moral standards, and professional excellence.  We will have community owned assets that fund a social agenda that fosters within the community a sense of empowerment and stake in itself