Scholar, Musician and Priest of Obatala Baba John Mason traces the journey of the Orisha Chango from its roots in the ancient Kingdom of Oyo, Nigeria, West Africa to the Americas.


 Chango, the concept of male warrior energy, traveled to the Americas in the bodies of enslaved Africans and was installed in the bodies of African descendants in Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Dominican Republic and other geographic areas.

Today, African descendants throughout the Americas and the rest of the globe continue to honor the power of thunder and lightning that Chango represents in nature.


When: Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 3pm to 5pm

Where: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 120 East 125th Street, New York, NY 10035


General Admission: $10.00

Students and Seniors with I.D: $7.00

CCCADI Landmark Members: $5.00

Learn more about the event and our presenter here

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Organizer:Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Organizer of Que Viva Chango with Babalorisha John Mason

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) values, connects and advocates for the traditions, history, culture and advancement of the African Diaspora. Through the dual tenants of arts and advocacy, CCCADI aims to create a paradigm shift within the global community toward cultural equity and social justice via new standards, policies and language. The Center has been, and will remain, an accessible community resource, a “first voice” institution, which produces culturally-grounded, purpose-driven and activist-oriented works, while simultaneously serving as a beacon of motivation and inspiration for many.

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