• 02:01

    CLBA Health Care Initiative: Dr. Ida Tafari, Indigenous Ethnobotany

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    Ida Vintes Tafari is a socio-cultural medical anthropologist and currently teaches as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Department of the School of Nursing,  Barry University Miami Fl.    She has worked on many research agenda’s in South Florida, the Caribbean and Africa focusing on myths, rituals, dietary practices, mysticism and indigenous ethnobotany which continues to be popular today.   Dr. Tafari served as visiting professor and adjunct professor at FIU in the Department of Global Studies, Africa and African Diaspora Studies, and Public health over the past decade.  She completed a three year Post Doctorial study through the Comprehensive Drug Research Center at the University of Miami Medical School.    Of special interest to Dr. Tafari currently is the integration of traditional medicine into the national health care biomedical system.   The systematic study of the rich heritage of knowledge, skills, and practices based on theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures that are used to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illness is at the forefront of her health promotion agenday.

  • 01:22

    First CLBA Spiritual Mass LIVE! on Internet Radio

    in Spirituality

    As a child in the late 1930’s, Carmen P. Rodrigeuz trained at the traditional Spiritualist Temple operated by her father in Cuba, and continues her spiritualist work to this day. She is a Lukumi priestess of 42 years to the Orisha Yemaya, and a founding member of The Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.
    La Caridad y Rodriguez invites everyone to a Spiritual Reunion. Providing translation will be Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Lukumi Elder and president of The Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.
    We ask when you join us tonight that you have a glass of water, a white candle, and a small bunch of white flowers. If you are a practicing espiritista, medium, or spiritualist be sure to prepare as you would for a Misa. Leave your lights on in your living space, and if you are prone to getting lost among the spirits, listen with a friend to help keep you grounded.
    Traditional songs and Kardecian prayers in Spanish and English.
    Call the names of your honored ancestors, and get ready for a wonderful Spiritual Reunion.
    This program is rated SST for Super Spiritual Trip.
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  • 02:00

    CLBA With Oba Pichcardo: Expectations and Responsibilities

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    “Born in Cuba, Oba Pichardo was claimed in utero by the Yoruba divinity Sango. He was among the first wave of immigrants that left Cuba following the revolution. In 1971, he was ordained to the priesthood of Sango, and has since then dedicated himself fully to the study of Lucumi religion and philosophy. One decade of oral apprenticeship and practice earned Pichardo the rank of Oba Oriate, a high-ranking position that makes him a master of all rites of passage, priesthood ordination, and divination in Lukumi-Yoruba religion. “Ernesto co-founded Church of Lukumi Babalú Ayé (CLBA) in 1974, and has since then served as its president, charged with developing the structure of the church and its educational and outreach programs. CLBA is recognized as the first Lukumi church with a corporate structure in the history of the African Diaspora.” Besides his writings and frequent media appearances talking about the importance of Santería, Oba Pichardo is known throughout Florida for having won a June 11, 1993 U.S. Supreme Court case against the city of Hialeah, Florida. The Supreme Court found that a Hialeah city ordinance banning ritual animal sacrifices was specifically created for enforcement against CLBA’s Santería practitioners. The justices said that the law was unconstitutional because it violated the First Amendment’s “Free Exercise Clause.” The practice of Santería is legal in the United States today because the Church of Lukumi Babalú Ayé

  • 02:00

    Talking with The Elders: The True Essence of Shango

    in Spirituality

    Dia Nunez of the H20 Network hosts a discussion with Lukumi elders Oba Ernesto Pichardo, and Baba Antonio Mondesire about Shango. What dos that word REALLY mean. How does that energy move in our environment, and our lives.How can we use this energy to improve our world and ourselves. and Lastly, How this connects to 2014 reading of the year. Join Us!!

  • 01:31

    Spiritualist Carmen P Rodriguez & Tales From The Otherside

    in Spirituality

    KDCL Media in conjunction with The H20 Network and the CLBA presents Iya Carmen P. Rodriguez who as a child in the late 1930’s, trained at the traditional Spiritualist Temple operated by her father in Cuba, and continues spiritualist work to this day. She is a Lukumi priestess of 42 years to the Orisha Yemaya, and a founding member of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.  The show is in Spanish and English with Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Lukumi Elder and president of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, as Iya Carmen's interpreter.
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  • 01:22

    Old Guard Spiritualism with Elder Carmen P. Rodriguez

    in Spirituality


    As a child in the late 1930’s, Carmen P. Rodriguez trained at the traditional Spiritualist Temple operated by her father in Cuba, and continues her spiritualist work to this day. She is a Lukumi priestess of 42 years to the Orisha Yemaya, and a founding member of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye. 

    Joining Carmen on the show and providing translation will be Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Lukumi Elder and president of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.


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  • 02:15

    Door To The Mind Presents Lucumi Spiritual License

    in Spirituality

    KDCL Media & The H2O Network welcomes Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Co-Founder of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye and will be speaking on the spiriual licenses as it applies to practioners of the Lucum tradition. 
    Oba Pichardo is a priest of Shango of 40 plus years, and is recognized throughout religious, academic, political, and social communities nationwide for his outstanding contributions to African Diaspora studies.
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  • 01:31

    Tales From The Otherside:Spiritualist Carmen P. Rodriguez

    in Spirituality

    As a child in the late 1930’s, Carmen P. Rodriguez trained at the traditional Spiritualist Temple operated by her father in Cuba, and continues her spiritualist work to this day. She is a Lukumi priestess of 42 years to the Orisha Yemaya, and a founding member of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye. Joining Carmen on the show and providing translation will be Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Lukumi Elder and president of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.

  • 02:15

    Lukumi Spiritual License With Oba Ernesto Pichardo

    in Spirituality

    .CLBA is not syncretic and preserves Cuba's Lukumi regional form of worship. It is a multinational membership church. CLBA operates as a centralized union of clergy members and adherents, representing members of over thirty-five nationalities.Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye is the first church of its kind established in the United States. CLBA was responsible for the legal recognition of our faith. For detailed court records visit the U.S. Supreme Court site and review the unanimous decision: Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye and Ernesto Pichardo vs. City of Hialeah, June 11, 1993
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  • 03:00

    Miami Ifa Forecast 2013 with Elder Oba Ernesto Pichardo

    in Spirituality

    This evening KDCL Media and The H20 Network welcome Co-founder of the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye and Lukumi elder Oba  Ernesto Pichardo. Oba will be discussing the annual IFA forecast from MIAMI for 2013.
    Oba will decode the many layers of the letter of the year and how it has the potential to effect us individually, our spiritual communities, and HUMANITY as a whole. Join us! YOU CAN ALSO CALL-IN TO LISTEN 917-889-7526.
    NOTE: WE WILL NOT BE TAKING QUESTIONS, BUT YOU CAN LISTEN THROUGH THE PHONE LINES.
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  • 01:21

    Old Guard Spiritualist Iya Carmen P. Rodriguez Testifies

    in Spirituality

    KDCL Media in conjunction with The H20 Network and the CLBA presents Class 2 with Iya Carmen P. Rodriguez who as a child in the late 1930’s, trained at the traditional Spiritualist Temple operated by her father in Cuba, and continues her spiritualist work to this day. She is a Lukumi priestess of 42 years to the Orisha Yemaya, and a founding member of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye.  As this show is in both Spanish and English, Iya Carmen will be joined by Oba Oriate Ernesto Pichardo, Lukumi Elder and president of the Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, who will act as translator.
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    If you missed Class 1, you can find it here: Old Guard Spiritualism with Iya Carmen P. Rodriquez

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