Yilian Cañizares – Yemayá

Often depicted as a queenly mermaid, Yemaya is considered the Ocean Mother Goddess in SanterĂ­a, 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.


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.


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

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