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Top: The main Osun (Oshun) shrine in Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, during the annual Osun festival.

Bottom: A typical Cuban-style trono (Orisha throne/shrine) for Ochun built circa the 1970s.

The similarity in terms of fabric usage and height/placement of Orisha are really striking! Wish I could find a better photo of the Osun shrine above because on the floor at Osun’s feet are offerings displayed similarly to those shown at the feet of Ochun in the photo below.

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I filmed this 2010 at the Osun Festival - Atlanta, Ga.

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Manga African Dance Alumni and Manga principle dancer @milkdromeduh have begun rehearsing for this year’s Osun Festival. 💪🏿👌🏿👌🏿 (at Manga African Dance, Inc.)

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