Takaji My Relatives
This past Saturday April 24 the Kacike Marie Maweiaru of the Ku-Karey Spiritual Circle, Inc http://www.kukarey.com/. and Yamocuno Tanama Yukayeke Taino in co-operation with Bohike Candy Warishi sponsored the second annual Taino Awards Event at the lower east side establishment PUERTO RICAN POETS CAFE.
The event was again Em cee'd by well-known New York Boricua Taina poet and performer Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja http://www.labrujamusic.com/
Many of our beautiful Taino and Taina brothers and sisters from the Big Apple and elsewhere were in attendance, representing with their presence practically every known Taino organization and then some!
The nominees were:
Venessa Inaru Pastramo
Roman Guaraguaorix Perez
Jose Munoz Vazquez
Roberto Mukaro Agueibana
Miguel Sobaoo Koromo Sague
CASA ATABEX ACHE
Edwin Gua Coki Gua Teketa Maguey Cedeno
Fransisco Coqui Baerga
Luis Iukibuel Ramos Anakakuya
Joe Kaonabo Garcia
Dalia Keiarei Viera
La Bruja sparkled on the stage as she led the audience through the proceedings.
There was a beautiful digital video presentation intro, and the event was opened by Bohikes Maweiaru and Warixi through a powerful and inspiring ceremony that invited into our midst the essence of the spirits of the four directions as well as our Mother Ata Bey and our Father Yoka Ju.
The nominees were called up to the stage one by one and presented with a copy of the beautiful award that was designed by our brother Uayan.
These beautiful tokens were crafted by Uayan and each adorned with a copper leaf to represent the color of the skin of our ancestors. They were perfect!
Below I invite you to enjoy images from the event.
Reproductions of ancient Taino artefacts
Please visit the Taino Spirituality web video channel to see a video of Kacike Mukaro accepting his award