The Fadara Group, Ogbe Solto Ifa Temple, 256 Healing Arts, Asase Cultural Arts Foundation, Yoruba, African Diaspora, Isese Festival NYC, Isese
photo credit: Isese Festival NYC

Isese Festival NYC, the annual celebration of traditional African culture and spirituality, returns to Bedford-Stuyvesant this Sunday, June 4! The classic Brooklyn celebration is presented by Ogbe Sooto Ifa Temple, the Fadara Group, 256 Healing Arts and the Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation and will begin at 11:00 a.m. with its traditional procession.

Isese (pronounced “ee-SHEH-sheh”) is a spiritual practice and philosophy originated in Yorubaland (Nigeria), celebrating traditional African culture, spirituality and worship, and seeking to uplift and unify all people of the African diaspora.

Isese Festival NYC

To commemorate the people who have passed away during this past year, Isese Festival NYC will conduct a procession through the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant. The procession will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Asase Yaa Cultural Center, located at 1803 Fulton Street, and will end at the corner of Tompkins Avenue and Macon Street. The festivities will continue throughout the day with live music, ancestral masquerades, cultural displays, guest speakers, music and food. A closing ceremony with libations and prayer will complete the day.

This event is free, open to the public and family-friendly! People of all races, ethnic groups, backgrounds and ages are welcome to join the entire program.

Isese Festival NYC 2017

WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2017. Procession starts at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Asase Yaa Cultural Center, 1803 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11233

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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