The Ancient Malongo Ceremony

The Ancient Malongo Ceremony by Ralph Alpizar Originally there was an initiation ceremony within the Mayombe and Biyumba branches known as the malongo ceremony. This was the first step for anyone interested in joining a “house” or Munanso. Oftentimes, this was the […]

The Winds of Lent

photo courtesy of I took a walk and couldn’t help but notice the almasigo and ceiba trees have begun to sprout new leaves and ducks have their nests full of eggs. Over the years the more connected I become […]