It is a country located in the west indies. It is part of the Carribbean islands. It was formerly a British colony before the country was granted independence by the British.
Thousands of Yorubas were brought as slaves to Saint Lucia during the transatlantic slave trade era.
Enslaved Yoruba people were banned from speaking Yoruba language, their identity was taken away from them and Yoruba religion was banned by the Roman Catholic priests with the help of the colonial authorities.
The enslaved Yorubas had to devise a way to preserve their identity and consciousness by going underground and infusing their identity into religion.
They created an organized Yoruba religion called “Kele” in order to codify their Yoruba heritage and identity.
In St. Lucia, indentured Yorùbá-speaking laborers introduced the Kele cult (after the red and white ikele beads of Shango worshippers in Yorubaland, and also called “Chango”). In Montserrat, the Yorùbá-speaking villages founded in 1866 remain today important centers of Orisha worship.