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African Music Forum

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats – Maajo (live)

Live in Japan in 1984

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Global

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.

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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.

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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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Reggae

Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies – Still Searching

Bongos Ikwue is a Nigerian singer and song writer born on the 6th of June 1942 in Otukpo, Benue state.