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Welcome to Oba Oriate - Lukumi, Santeria Religion

As an Oba Oriate, (also known as Oba, Oriate, Italero, Obaoriate) the highest-ranking priest in the Lukumi / Santeria religion, I specialize in all types of ceremonies required before, during and after the ordainment into the Lukumi (Lucumi) / Santeria Religion, (also known as Kariosha, Hacer Santo or Raspar Santo).

I do this practice with the upmost respect and responsibility. I will maintain a superior standard of ethics towards our religion, and will not tolerate the abuse or exploitation of others. Above all, I understand and respect the privacy of every individual.

Initiation ceremonies to be ordained into the Santeria or Lukumi / Lucumi or Yoruba religion, Sacred reading of the initiates “Ita” also known as the Book of Life, Consultations or readings with the sacred cowrie shells, (also known as dilogún or caracoles) – (Through the shells, the source of the problem is identified and solutions are provided), Consecration of the Warriors. (Elegua, Oggun, Ochosi and Osun) as well as any other Orishas or Oshas, Consecration of elekes or collares, Deceased and Internment ceremonies known as the “Itutu”, Herbalist, General Cleansings (Ebboses), Spiritual and material cleansings – (The exorcism or removal of evil or negative vibrations/spirits)

This ensemble dedicated to play Santeria music for Orishas, Oshas or Santos, as well as Cajon a Eggun (ancestral spirits and spirit guides), toque de Palo, malongo, was established under the direction of yours truly, Jorgito, back in 1997.

The Ochumare ensemble has had the privilege of being selected to celebrate, honor or to simply comply with the Egguns’s and the Orishas’s wishes in numerous religious homes, that have requested our services. Our ensemble is known for its punctuality and respect to the individuals and guests whom require our services, therefore regarding us as reliable and responsible.

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