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Yilian Cañizares – Yemayá

Often depicted as a queenly mermaid, Yemaya is considered the Ocean Mother Goddess in Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion practiced around the world. With anchored roots in the Yoruba religion, Yemaya was brought over to the New World by enslaved Africans as early as the 16th century.

TeenVogue

Yemoja is a major water spirit from the Yoruba religion. She is an orisha, in this case patron spirit of rivers, particularly the Ogun River in Nigeria; and oceans in Cuban and Brazilian orisa religions.

Wikipedia

The song was produced for World Ocean Day (June 8). More info.

In other countries, people are connected to Mami Wata… (Vaudou, Vaudoun, Voodoo…)

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AfroJazz Global

Omar Sosa & Rajery – Tsiaro Tsara

Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa has spent ten years shaping An East African Journey, fusing jazz and traditional African music, with eight artists from East Africa.

With Olith Ratego
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Old African Music

Gnonnas Pedro – Yiri Yiri Boum

A few years ago, I tried to organize a Beninese live tribute band for Gnonnas Pedro, with one of his sons, Gilles Gnonnas.

This track was recorded live on 09/16/2014 as a “proof of concept” while rehearsing.