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AFRICAN BRAIDS ATI NO MAKEUP FOR BEYONCE IN CUBA!-BEYONCE ATI JAY-Z VISIT A BLACK COUNTRY FOR THEIR ANNIVERSARY 2013!-FROM DAILYMAIL.COM

February 5, 2014

FROM DAILYMAIL.COM

lice are called to keep Beyonce and Jay-Z safe in Cuba as they are mobbed by fans while eating in Havana

  • Dozens of well-wishers led to officers being called to the renowned La Guarida restaurant
  • Restrictions on American travel to Cuba eased in 2011

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 04:52 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 5 April 2013

 

Police were called to keep the crowds at bay after Beyonce and Jay-Z were mobbed in Havana, Cuba.

The celebrity couple were celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in the island capital when they were surrounded by dozens of well-wishers.

The law enforcement officers arrived at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night.

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Power couple: Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday as they dined out for lunch to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary

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Power couple: Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday as they dined out for lunch to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary

 
Cuban police stop people than want to see Beyonce during a visit of the US singer to Havana

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Cuban police stop people than want to see Beyonce during a visit of the US singer to Havana

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Backup: Police were called to keep the crowds at bay after Beyonce and Jay-Z were mobbed on the streets of Havana

 
Mobbed: La Guarida restaurant provided this handout photo of Beyonce's visit that quickly became mobbed

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Mobbed: La Guarida restaurant provided this handout photo of Beyonce’s visit that quickly became mobbed

 
 
All eyes: Jay-Z appeared to stare protectively of his wife who carefully stepped behind him in heels as they walked into the flash of waiting cameras

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All eyes: Jay-Z appeared to stare protectively of his wife who carefully stepped behind him in heels as they walked into the flash of waiting cameras

Beaming beauty: Beyonce otherwise beamed and smiled for the cameras and her fans while described by a waitress to have not been wearing a drop of makeup

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Beaming beauty: Beyonce otherwise beamed and smiled for the cameras and her fans while described by a waitress to have not been wearing a drop of makeup

The famous couple’s bodyguards’ presence outside set the gritty, bustling neighbourhood of Centre Havana abuzz, and a crowd gathered downstairs shouting Beyonce’s name until she went to a balcony and waved.

Waitress Silvia Fernandez said Beyonce toured the eatery and looked at photos of past celebrity clients including Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, Danny Glover, Will Smith and James Belushi.

‘She was beautiful, without a drop of makeup, very natural,’ Fernandez said. ‘What happened with the people was incredible.’

 
Causing a stir: Jay-Z puffed away on a Cuban cigar as they toured the area flanked by a bodyguard

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Causing a stir: Jay-Z puffed away on a Cuban cigar as they toured the area flanked by a bodyguard

 

 
Fan frenzy: Crowds assembled outside the Saratoga hotel in a bid to catch a glimpse of the singer in Old Havana

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Fan frenzy: Crowds assembled outside the Saratoga hotel in a bid to catch a glimpse of the singer in Old Havana

 

Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba

 

 

Police arrived and made sure she was able to exit without incident.

The 31-year-old singer cut a striking image, with her hair styled into cornrows.

She was wearing a patterned yellow ensemble which showed off her legs while rapper Jay-Z, 43, looked like the quintessential tourist in shorts, a blue T-shirt and hat.

 
You're my idol: The songstress met with schoolchildren and posed for a photograph with them

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You’re my idol: The songstress met with schoolchildren and posed for a photograph with them

 
Famous visitor: Beyonce took time out to chat to the local children

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Famous visitor: Beyonce took time out to chat to the local children

La Guarida staffers showed The Associated Press pictures of the two dining on typical Cuban creole favourites – fish, chicken, black beans and rice – accompanied by their mothers.

The privately run restaurant is famous as the filming location for the hit movie Strawberry and Chocolate, and is a mainstay on Havana’s tourist circuit.

The couple – who married Paris on April 4, 2008 – toured colonial Old Havana wearing dark glasses and were surrounded by bodyguards and excited fans.

 
Taking a breather: Beyonce and Jay-Z took stopped for lunch at a restaurant which boasted a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour

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Taking a breather: Beyonce and Jay-Z took stopped for lunch at a restaurant which boasted a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour

 

 
Still going strong: It is five years to the day since they R&B star wed in Paris, France

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Still going strong: It is five years to the day since they R&B star wed in Paris, France

Beyonce posed for pictures with local schoolchildren while Jay-Z puffed on a Cuban cigar, and then they popped into another restaurant that boasts a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour.

Beyonce and Jay-Z declined to speak to reporters, and it was not clear why they travelled to Cuba. State-run website CubaSi called it a tourist trip.

 
Just gotta light it! Bey took control of the camera as Jay-Z enjoyed his cigar as they walked the streets

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Just gotta light it! Bey took control of the camera as Jay-Z enjoyed his cigar as they walked the streets

 

 
Fanfare: A street performer looks on as the famous couple walk on by on their tour

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Fanfare: A street performer looks on as the famous couple walk on by on their tour

 

 

 

 

Washington’s 51-year embargo makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba for mere tourism, although tens of thousands of Americans travel there each year on academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange visas.

The Obama administration eased many of the restrictions in 2011, but tourists still need a special visa or to be part of an organized tour.

In the past, artists who were challenged by the government have said they visited for cultural purposes.

 
Goods spirits: The power couple looked to be having a great time in the Cuban capital

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Goods spirits: The power couple looked to be having a great time in the Cuban capital

 

 

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Ariel, Coventry, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

Jay got some smooth looking legs on the first picture! lol

 
 
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Jon, London, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

King and Queen of Zamunda.

 
 
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Len, Frome, 10 months ago

Jay Z looks like he should be carrying my golf clubs in that first pic

 
 
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Abolishthemonarchy., NEWRY, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

Illuminati…..

 
 
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robin, sassari, 10 months ago

Before the Storm, Jay has been rapping for twenty years and has become one of the most successful business men in rap, he has a wealth exceeding 500 million dollars! So no, they are not overrated, the man is a huge success.

 
 
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mumme, my house, 10 months ago

She is beautiful. She has worked hard to become such a big star, dont know why people dislike them so much. Why shouldnt they enjoy spending their money. People come to see them how is that their fault?

 
 
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Danii, New York, 10 months ago

I wish they would stay in Cuba!!!!!!!!!

 
 
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robert, stockport, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

cant stand these posers..

 
 
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ORISHA!- YORUBA MESSENGERS FROM OLODUMARE! – FROM ORISHANET.ORG

March 8, 2013

YEMONJA

YEMONJA

ORUNMILA

ORUNMILA

OGUN

OGUN

OSUN

OSUN

OCHOSI

OCHOSI

OBATALA

OBATALA

ESU

ESU

SANGO

SANGO

OYA

OYA


from orishanet.org
The Orishas
The orishas are the emissaries of Olodumare or God almighty. They rule over the forces of nature and the endeavors of humanity. They recognise themselves and are recognised through their different numbers and colors which are their marks, and each has their own favorite foods and other things which they like to receive as offerings and gifts. In this way we make our offerings in the manner they are accustomed to, in the way they have always received them, so that they will recognise our offerings and come to our aid.

The orishas are often best understood by observing the forces of nature they rule over. For instance, you can learn much about Oshún and her children by watching the rivers and streams she rules over and observing that though she always heads toward her sister Yemayá (the Sea) she does so on her own circuitous route. Also observe how the babbling brook and the flash flood reflect her changeable moods. As you observe the orishas at work in the world and in your own lives you will gain a better understanding of them and their ways. Yes, they are complex, but no more so than any other living being such as you or I. We are also blessed from time to time in the religion with the opportunity to meet the orishas face to face during a wemilere (drumming ceremony) where one or more of their priests will be mounted (see trance possession).

Elegguá

Elegguá is the owner of the roads and doors in this world. He is the repository of ashé. The colors red and black or white and black are his and codify his contradictory nature. In particular, Elegguá stands at the crossroads of the human and the divine, as he is child-like messenger between the two worlds. In this role, it is not surprising that he has a very close relationship with the orisha of divination, Orunmila. Nothing can be done in either world without his permission. Elegguá is always propitiated and called first before any other orisha as he opens the door between the worlds and opens our roads in life. He recognises himself and is recognised by the numbers 3 and 21.

Prayer for Eleggua: Echu obá loná tosí gbogbo ona iré o aché

Ogún
Ogún is the god of iron, war and labor. He is the owner of all technology and because this technology shares in his nature, it is almost always used first for war. As Elegguá opens the roads, it is Ogún that clears the roads with his machete. He is recognised in the numbers 7 and the colors green and black.

Prayer for Ogun: Ogún oko dara obaniché aguanile ichegún iré

Oshosi
Oshosi is the third member of the group known as the Guerreros or Warriors, and is received along with Elegguá, Ogún and Osun in order to protect the Guerreros initiate and to open and clear their roads. Oshosi is the hunter and the scout of the orishas and assumes the role of enforcer of justice for Obatalá with whom he has a very close relationship. His colors are blue and yellow.

Prayer for Ochossi: Ochosi Ode mata obá akofá ayé o unsó iré o wa mi Ochosi omode aché

Obatalá
Obatalá is the kindly father of all the orishas and all humanity. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. Though it was Olorun who created the universe, it is Obatalá who is the creator of the world and humanity. Obatalá is the source of all that is pure, wise peaceful and compassionate. He has a warrior side though through which he enforces justice in the world. His color is white which is often accented with red, purple and other colors to represent his/her different paths. White is most appropriate for Obatalá as it contains all the colors of the rainbow yet is above them. Obatalá is also the only orisha that has both male and female paths.

Prayer for Obatala: Obatalá obá layé ela iwo alara aché

Oyá
Oyá is the ruler of the winds, the whirlwind and the gates of the cemetery. Her number is nine which recalls her title of Yansá or “Mother of Nine” in which she rules over the egun or dead. She is also known for the colors of maroon, flowery patterns and nine different colors. She is a fierce warrior who rides to war with Shangó (sharing lightning and fire with him) and was once the wife of Ogún.

Oshún
Oshún rules over the sweet waters of the world, the brooks, streams and rivers, embodying love, fertility. She also is the one we most often approach to aid us in money matters. She is the youngest of the female orishas but retains the title of Iyalode or great queen. She heals with her sweet waters and with honey which she also owns. She is the femme fatale of the orishas and once saved the world by luring Ogún out of the forests using her feminine wiles. And,in her path or manifestation of Ibú Ikolé she saved the world from draught by flying up to heaven (turning into a vulture in the process). Ikolé means Messenger of the House (of Olodumare). For this reason all who are to be initiated as priests, no matter what orisha rules their head, must go to the river and give account of what they are about to do. She recognises herself in the colors yellow and gold and her number is five. Peacocks and vultures are hers and we use them often to represent her.

Yemayá
Yemayá lives and rules over the seas and lakes. She also rules over maternity in our lives as she is the Mother of All. Her name, a shortened version of Yeyé Omo Eja means “Mother Whose Children are the Fish” to reflect the fact that her children are uncountable. All life started in the sea, the amneotic fluid inside the mother’s womb is a form of sea where the embryo must transform and evolve through the form of a fish before becoming a human baby. In this way Yemayá displays herself as truly the mother of all. She partakes of Olokun’s abundance as the source of all riches which she freely gives to her little sister Oshún. She dresses herself in seven skirts of blue and white and like the seas and profound lakes she is deep and unknowable. In her path of Okutti she is the queen of witches carrying within her deep and dark secrets. Her number is seven for the seven seas, her colors are blue and white, and she is most often represented by the fish who are her children.

Prayer for Yemaya: Iyá eyá ayaba okun omá iré gbogbo awani Iyá

Shangó:
Perhaps the most ‘popular’ of the orishas, Shangó rules over lightning, thunder, fire, the drums and dance. He is a warrior orisha with quick wits, quick temper and is the epitomy of virility. Shangó took the form of the fourth Alafin (supreme king) of Oyó on Earth for a time. He is married to Obba but has relations with Oyá and Oshún. He is an extremely hot blooded and strong-willed orisha that loves all the pleasures of the world: dance, drumming, women, song and eating. He is ocanani with Elegguá, meaning they are of one heart. When sees the quickness with which lightning makes short work of a tree or a fire rage through an area, one has witnessed the temper of Shangó in action. Though he traded the Table of Ifá to Orunmila in exchange for the gift of dance, his children have an innate ability for divination. To acknowledge the greatness of this king, all in the religion raise up on the toes of our feet (or rise out our chairs if we are sitting) at the mention of his name. His colors are red and white and he recognises himself in the numbers four and six. He is most often represented by a double headed axe.

Prayer for Shango: Shangó obá adé oko, obá ina, Alafin Oyó aché o

Orunmila
Orunmila is the orisha of wisdom, knowledge and divination. He was the only orisha allowed to witness the creation of the universe by Olorun and bears witness to our destinies in the making as well. This is the source of his title of Eleri Ipin or “Witness to Destiny in its Creation”. His priests, the babalawos or “Fathers of the Secrets” must devote themselves entirely to the practice of divination and the accompanying arts. Through the Table of Ifá his priests unfold the secrets of the universe and the secrets of the unfolding of our lives. His colors are green and yellow which reflect Orunmila’s relationship with Osayín (the secrets of the plant world) and with Oshún, who is his apetebí with whom he has an extremely close relationship.

Prayer for Orunmila: Orunmila Ibikeyi Oludumare ela isode aché


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