Kalila Ain Abdur-Razzaq

Our Bloodline

“Our Bloodline” (working title) will concretize oral histories from Lucumi, Ifa, and Palo practitioners within the Americas. We will interview elders, beginning with the lineage and formation of Ile Ase (an Ocha house founded in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn by Mama Stephanie Weaver, Oke Sande, Baba Lloyd Weaver, Olosunmi, ibaye.) This archival project aims to establish our undeniable history formally, demonstrate secrecy as a strategy, and proclaim that what we were conditioned to discard, is truly of great value.