Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 10, 2019: “Homesickness, Homecoming; *‘the Reason for Which You Wake Up in the Morning’; and 'Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter'"






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  • This week, YOUR META'S INTERVIEW is ERICA BROWN, Community Engagement Coordinator at Radio Kingston AND TMI Project: Black Stories Matter Alum!!!
  • beetle is bringing Òrìṣà-Ifá back, and delving into what African Traditional Religions (ATR) can mean to and for post-enslavement generations along the diaspora.
  • And FreedomWalker is keeping us mindful with more insight into our ikigai, or *"the reasons for which we wake up in the morning."



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THE INTERVIEW








Erica Brown | Community Engagement Coordinator, Radio Kingston | TMI Project: Black Stories Matter-alum

Contact: Radiokingston.org


Resources & Recommendations





Multimedia




"TMI Project: #blackstoriesmatter | Erica Brown." Tmiproject, Youtube. September 8, 2017. [9:14] After years of enduring domestic abuse, working mother Erica Brown reaches a tipping point in her lengthy, toxic and abusive relationship, all thanks to corned beef sandwich.  This performance is part of TMI Project's #blackstoriesmatter initiative. For more information, visit www.tmiproject.org/blackstoriesmatter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXmdWC4Arp4







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THE SPRUCE


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K-TOWN NEWS





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MINDFUL MUSEUM



  • Ken Mogi - "Awakening your IKIGAI"
  • Simplemindfulness.com 














BLACKGIRLMAGIC:




Ella Andall. Photo from: Mytrinilime.com






ELLA ANDALL



Andall was born in Grenada—one dare not ask the date—and moved to Trinidad when she was eight or nine. She found Trinidad extremely different from Grenada. For the first time, she encountered a discomfort with “blackness”, and distrust of anything “too African”. But she had been raised in a home and a family that had inherited the West African traditions of her ancestors, and she studiously resisted any attempts to remove her from those traditions, even refusing to sing in school choirs where she would be made to sing differently. Andall is an olorisha, or Orisha devotee. It is a way of life that celebrates the ancestors and the divine in nature, with various aspects and forces of the natural world represented in the Orisha, who are each a manifestation of God, or Olodumare. . . .
https://www.caribbean-beat.com/issue-86/ella-andall-earth-music





Ella Andall. Photo from: "Waiting for You (Trinidad & Tobago, 1973)."




Multimedia



ALBUM: "Sango Ba Ba Wa." Ella Andall, Youtube. [24 videos, last updated June 2, 2019]. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nyCSakRyTi5wzimyyvIzEcvRkL6x1_uhI



"Ella Andall - 'Black Woman'." Foreignmovies, Youtube. August 3, 2009. [5:39] 'Black Woman' is the international black woman's anthem....performed by one of the greatest vocal champions of the African diaspora - Ella Andall of Trinidad and Tobago. Everything about this song is perfect...the plaintive cries of Ella Andall, the rich instrumentals, the haunting male back-up vocals....the MESSAGE to the black woman of love, honour, and redemption.....Listen, and enjoy.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQz0Kh71-Q


"Ella Andall - Bring Down The Power." IsDePanInMe, Youtube. December 29, 2010. [4:37] Audio version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DQpfo65ctI


"Ella Andall - Festival Song." IsDePanInMe, Youtube. October 19, 2012. [4:37] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enCI7DsDWnA

"Ella Andall - Missing Generation." IsDePanInMe, Youtube. December 29, 2010. [6:36] Audio version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smuv3_6sNfo


"Ella Andall-Ogun Baba Dey."  Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. June 24, 2010. [3:44] Ella Andall is one of the most talented female Orisha singers in Trinidad and Tobago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2jeMCcRZs

"Ella Andall -Ogun Onirea." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. June 24, 2010. [3:17] ELLA ANDALL has worked consistently over the past four decades to establish herself as an artiste of international stature. Considered by many as a Caribbean Queen of Song - a chantuelle supreme, a high priestess of African-Caribbean music, Ella's journey is one of power and potency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B2zHm2ZLAM


"Ella Andall Oshun Trinidad and Tobago." Omoorisha07, Youtube. March 8, 2009. [6:20] Ella Andall singing for Oshun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odvIJK-bPxk

"Ella Andall - Rhythm of A People."  IsDePanInMe, Youtube. January 14, 2011. [4:23] Audio version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWwmA-PlFws

"Ella Andall - Say My Name ( Fu Mi Afrikan )."  Edward Spencer, Youtube. February 14, 2013. [7:31] From Trinidad Dimanche Gras '97. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3irwnFORw



"Ella Andall - Waiting For You (Trinidad & Tobago 1973)." Üllar Siir, Youtube. March 25, 2018. [4:40] Shorty Records Written, arranged and produced by Lord Shorty Accompanied by Shorty's Vibrations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJEineOqNnA



"Wole Wole Ku Bani- Sang by Ella Andall for Oshun." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. April 11, 2017. [3:10] Oshun is the essence of love, sweetness and good cheer, beauty and flowing joy. Oshun is represented as a beautiful, charming and coquettish young woman, often with long flowing dreadlocks. . . . https://youtu.be/9xY9IO3M-gI

"YEMOJA(THE MOTHER OF All WATERS WHETHER ITS SWEET/SALT/FRESH)." Nanthaniel Lewis, October 15, 2017. [10:26] Yemoja is an orisha and the mother of all orishas she have given birth to 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses. Yemoja is often depicted as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. She is the protector of women. She governs everything pertaining women; childbirth, conception, parenting, children safety, love, and healing. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, sea shells, and the collective unconscious. According to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and the first mortal humans were created from her womb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXQ69fZviLI  [The singer is Ella Andall]





Ella Andall. Photo from: "Ella Andall - Missing Generation"


Articles & Resources



"Ella Andall: Discography." Discogs.com, retireved August 4, 2019. https://www.discogs.com/artist/986196-Ella-Andall

"Ella Andall: earth music." Caroline Taylor, Caribbean-beat.com. July/August, 2007. https://www.caribbean-beat.com/issue-86/ella-andall-earth-music

"Ella Andall: spirit dancer." Caroline Taylor, Carolinetaylor.info. May 20, 2013. https://carolinetaylor.info/2013/05/20/ella-andall-spirit-dancer/

"Ella Andall." Ronald C. Emrit, Bestoftrinidad.com. http://www.bestoftrinidad.com/profiles/andall.html

"Ella Andall Alive." Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, February 21, 2014. www.guardian.co.tt/article-6.2.378949.678993f700


  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Traditional_African_religions
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Trinidad_and_Tobago
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_syncretism
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_Baptist
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_Baptist/Shouter_Liberation_Day





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AFRO-CUBANGIRLMAGIC:






By Ibrahim Arce (Narcy Studios photographer), most likely - Narcy Studios, Montserrat y Empedrado, Havana, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63756688




CELIA CRUZ




Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso (October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), known simply and professionally as Celia Cruz, was a Cuban singer and the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century. Cruz was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa", 


"La Guarachera de Cuba", as well as "The Queen of Latin Music".
Throughout her career, Celia Cruz interpreted and internationally popularized tropical rhythms such as Son, Guaguancó, Rumba, Guaracha and Bolero. However, the genre that led to stardom was Salsa.




Celia Cruz and La Sonora Matancera.
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Celia_Cruz_y_La_Sonora_Matancera.jpg#/media/File:Celia_Cruz_y_La_Sonora_Matancera.jpg


She began her career in her native Cuba, earning recognition as a vocalist of the popular musical group Sonora Matancera, a musical association that lasted fifteen years (1950-1965). In the 1960s, after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, Cruz left her native country, becoming one of the symbols and spokespersons of the Cuban community in exile. Cruz continued her career, first in Mexico, and then in the United States, the country that she took as her definitive residence. In the 1970s she was fully incorporated into the Salsa genre, especially after her musical association with other artists of the genre within the Fania All-Stars. During the last years of her career, Cruz had already become a myth of Latin American music. Her constant evolution in the world of music, helped her to remain in force practically until her death and to conquer new generations of followers. Her career formed an invaluable legacy and inescapable reference for future generations who discover in her a powerful and prolific source of inspiration. Some of the songs performed by her are part of the cultural heritage of Latin America. Among the most famous are Quimbara, Burundanga, La Vida Es Un Carnaval and La negra tiene tumbao, among many others. Her musical legacy is made up of a total of 37 studio albums, in addition to many other special recordings, records in live or associations with other singers. In her career she was awarded numerous prizes, recognitions and distinctions, including two Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards. In addition to her prolific career in music, Cruz also made some punctual interventions as an actress in movies and telenovelas.
Celia Cruz also made famous the expression ¡Azúcar! (Sugar!) Which she adopted and it remained in the collective memory as her identifying phrase, which she shouted as a carnival ad inciting fun. With a unique style and an iconic image of unsurpassed attractiveness thanks to a charismatic and musical talent that is difficult to replicate, Celia Cruz is considered an authentic symbol of Latin culture worldwide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Cruz




Photo from: "Women’s History NJ: Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz." Patrick Lombardi, Bestofnj.com. March 28, 2019.




  • In 1976, Cruz was part of the documentary Salsa de Leon Gast, which talks about the international Latino culture.
  • In 1987, Cruz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also recognized with a star on Boulevard Amador Bendoyán in Caracas, Venezuela. She also has a figure in the Hollywood Wax Museum.
  • In 1989, the 5212 Celiacruz, an asteroid belonging to the Asteroid belt, was baptized in her honor.[11]
  • In 1991, Miami, Florida named Calle Ocho as Celia Cruz Way in her honor.
  • In 1994, she received the National Endowment for the Arts award from the then President Bill Clinton, which is the highest recognition granted by the United States government to an artist.
  • On October 25, 1997, the city of San Francisco officially declared that date as "Celia Cruz Day".
  • In 1999, Cruz was inducted into the International Music Hall.
  • In 2003, a music school opened in the Bronx, called Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music. Pedro Knight visited this school before his death to meet the students and share stories about his life.
  • In February 2004, her last album, published posthumously, won a Lo Nuestro Award as best salsa album of the year and two Latin Grammy awards.
  • On June 4, 2004, the heavily Cuban-American community of Union City, New Jersey heralded its annual Cuban Day Parade by dedicating its new Celia Cruz Park (also known as Celia Cruz Plaza), which features a sidewalk star in her honor, at 31st Street and Bergenline Avenue, with Cruz's widower, Pedro Knight, present. There are four other similar dedications to Cruz around the world.
  • In 2005 her biography Celia: Mi vida was published, based on more than 500 hours of interviews with the Mexican journalist Ana Cristina Reymundo.
  • The journalist and TV presenter Cristina Saralegui planned to take the story of her life to the cinema and the American actress Whoopi Goldberg, admirer of the singer, expressed her interest in representing her, but the project was cancelled.
  • In 2005, the National Museum of American History, administered by the Smithsonian Institute and located in Washington, D.C., inaugurated ¡Azúcar! , an exhibition that celebrates the life and music of Celia Cruz. The exhibition highlights important moments in Cruz's life and career through photographs, personal documents, costumes, videos and music.
  • Between 2007 and 2008, a musical based on the life of Celia Cruz, was presented at the headquarters of Off-Broadway New World Stages. The play won four HOLA Awards 2008 from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.
  • In 2011, Celia Cruz was honored by the United States Postal Service with a commemorative stamp. The label was one of a group of five labels in honor of the greats of Latin music, which also include Selena, Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda and Carlos Gardel.
  • In 2013, Google honored Celia Cruiz with a Google Doodle.
  • In 2013, the singer Jennifer Lopez honored Cruz with her presentation at the American Music Awards ceremony. The singers Yuri, La India, Maluma and Aymée Nuviola did the same at the Latin American Music Awards.
  • In 2015, the television networks RCN Televisión and Telemundo, made the Celia a TV serie, based on the life of Celia Cruz. Celia was played by the actresses Jeimy Osorio and Aymée Nuviola and counted on the voice of Patty Padilla.
  • In 2019, Angélique Kidjo released a tribute album to Cruz, entitled CELIA, including songs spanning all of Celia's Cruz career reinvented with an Afrobeat feel. It features Tony Allen (musician), Meshell Ndegeocello, and the Gangbé Brass Band.
  • Cruz holds three Honoris Causa doctorates from three universities in the United States: Yale University, Florida International University and Miami University.
  • Her extravagant costumes, which included several colored wigs, tight sequined dresses and very high heels, became so famous that one of them was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Cruz's star has expanded into Union City's "Walk of Fame", as new marble stars are added each spring to honor Latin entertainment and media personalities, such as merengue singer Joseíto Mateo, salsa singer La India, Cuban musician Israel "Cachao" Lopez, Cuban tenor Beny Moré, Tito Puente, Spanish language television news anchor Rafael Pineda, salsa pioneer Johnny Pacheco, singer/bandleader Gilberto Santa Rosa and music promoter Ralph Mercado.








Photo by Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images, from: "Celia Cruz." Bloomsburypublishing.com, retrieved August 18, 2019.




Multimedia



"Celia Cruz canta un Bembe titulado Yemaya." Ilovesalsa17, Youtube. October 11, 2011. [2:39] es una gran cancion de la guarachera de Cuba Celia I Love Celia. https://youtu.be/ygqGP5HV8XI


"Celia Cruz - Elegua (Jose Marquez Remix)." Jose Marquez, Youtube. February 19, 2010. [9:20]  https://youtu.be/bhNmUbqRav0





PLAYLIST: "Salsa Santeria." Osvaldo Sanchez Youtube. [34 videos, last updated January 18, 2019]  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ6N6xi_1l7u6fuSJAivveCywd-3COPjg








Photo from: "TRIBUTE TO THE GUARACHERA DE CUBA: THE QUEEN CELIA CRUZ." Repeatingisnalds.com, March 21, 2014.



Articles & Resources






  1. "Women’s History NJ: Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz." Patrick Lombardi, Bestofnj.com. March 28, 2019. https://bestofnj.com/features/monthly-observances/womens-history-month/womens-history-nj-queen-salsa-celia-cruz/
  2. "TRIBUTE TO THE GUARACHERA DE CUBA: THE QUEEN CELIA CRUZ." Repeatingisnalds.com, March 21, 2014. https://repeatingislands.com/2014/03/21/tribute-to-the-guarachera-de-cuba-the-queen-celia-cruz/
  3. "Celia Cruz." Bloomsburypublishing.com, retrieved August 18, 2019. https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/person?docid=person_celiaCruz





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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Cuban
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Cruz
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Revolution
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucum%C3%AD_language
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Cuba
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Cuba#African_heritage
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Knight
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_music
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santer%C3%ADa
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Matancera
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito_Puente
















beetle's Sources, Citations, Credits, and Links

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Òrìṣà - Books




  1. Brandon, George, 1997. Santeria from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell Memories. New York: Indiana University Press.
  2. Correal, Tobe Melora, 2003. Finding Soul on the Path of Orìṣa. New York: Crossing Press.







Òrìṣà - Multimedia



Overview






"all about Santeria." Brisani Henriquez, Youtube. February 23, 2013. [3:46] ********I do not own this music. Not copyrighted******** Project I Had to do for a class. Reveals on the truths of Santeria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaixGa0J5Jw

"Cuban Santeria: The Way of the Saints." Our Human Planet, Youtube. May 16, 2019. [4:26] Despite its many practitioners, Santeria is difficult to see first-hand – Santeria priestesses are often wary of foreigners.  It was very unusual that they allowed a camera into this secret ceremony.  Most Cubans are Catholic.  Many also believe in Santeria, a syncretic religion that was brought to Cuba with the slave trade.  Santeria customs include sacred drumming, animal sacrifice, and trance-like state that is used for communicating with their ancestors and deities.  Santeria isn’t just a religion – it’s a reflection of the Cuban personality.    Born of resistance and survival - and now a celebration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAEv4XLU16s


"FULL Yoruba History & Culture Photo Documentary." Previz TV, Youtube. January 30, 2018. [20:11] Inside This Edition: History Of The Yoruba People Yoruba In Diaspora Yoruba Creation Myth Leadership In Yoruba Occupation Of The Yorubas Yoruba Festivals Child Naming In Yoruba Twins In Yoruba  Yoruba Tribal Marks Clothing In Yoruba Religion In Yoruba Yoruba Language Yoruba Art Yoruba Food Greetings In Yoruba Education In Yoruba First Movie In Yoruba Music In Yoruba Famous Yoruba People. https://youtu.be/bzesDw2r-No

"History of Santeria - An Afro-Caribbean Religion." Our Lady's Mercy House, YouTube. March 24, 2016. [30:56] An Interview with Santero Charles Guelperin Los Angeles Santeria Center, CA October 13, 2014  Source: UNION magazine, UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKW0Q-dzm1A

"Interview with Santeria priest Tony Obatala." Phoenixdvt, Youtube. August 7, 2018. [16:30] Santeria explained. Phoenixdvt i. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHpF6I38ffE


"Joey Diaz talks love, life and Santeria." WWW.UNIONMAG.CO.UK, Youtube. July 4, 2014. [56:22] The legendary Cuban comic gives us the lowdown on life, love and what to do if you find yourself at a 'booty party'.  UNION magazine is available at www.unionmag.co.uk  Watch our other Santeria vid at http://youtu.be/XtrsLGzjaNA  Check out Joey's Podcast at www.joeydiaz.net/podcast/ Check out our website at www.unionfeatures.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3se5l8JU-4


"Joey Diaz - A Santeria Prediction - This Is Not Happening - Uncensored." Comedy Central, Youtube. May 31, 2016. [9:40] When Joey Diaz was growing up, his mother had an arrangement with undercover cops -- until one took advantage of her and had to face karmic retribution.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jar5l-_820



"My Orisha Journey: Where To Start...." Day Dream Alston, Youtube. February 9, 2018. [11:16] On this episode, Day/Oyabunmi shares tips for getting started in the Ifa tradition. https://youtu.be/lUXc1RTYUZ0

"ORISHA And IFA | Babalawo & Apetebi." TITANS TV, Youtube. Streamed live on February 10, 2016. [2:13:36] Orisha & Ifa Explained: Babalawo Ifategunse Osadele & Apetebi Ifadunmade Ifalase Unravel The mysteries Nigeria, West African System of Ifa, Answering Such Questions As: What Is IFA? What are the teachings of IFA? Where does the system of IFA Originate? Who Is A Babalawo? What qualifies a person to have a title of Babalawo & Iyanifa, What Are some of the works of a IFA Priest? How Can the system of IFA help people today? Does IFA Discriminate? How does a person know if they need to become a IFA Priest Who Is an Apetebi? Who Is Orunmila? What Is a IFA DIvination? What Is the System used to connect with IFA? What are the various types of divinations What Is Ebo? What is the importance of group ebos? Where is Oyotunji African Village? What was it like growing up there? https://youtu.be/3BE5fxMJW0M

"Orula (Orumnila). Santeria Cubana." Planet Doc Express, Youtube. November 10, 2016. [2:18] Orula u Orunmila es el Orisha de la adivinación, el oráculo supremo. Es un gran sanador, el gran benefactor de la humanidad, su principal consejero. Orula representa la inteligencia, la sabiduría, dicen que cuando se creó el universo él estaba como testigo. Orula tiene el conocimiento de las cosas secretas del ser humano y la naturaleza, así como el conocimiento acumulado sobre la historia de la humanidad. La técnica de adivinación es complicadísima, más de mil deidades pueden presentarse en forma de combinaciones matemáticas. El babalawo o sacerdote, debe interpretar correctamente e identificar la respuesta final a la consulta, que será la decisión y el mandato de Orula. Cuando el propio Orula se presenta, todos se arrodillan, el oráculo queda abierto para la consulta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgkhj3wVvB4


"OYA: RISE OF THE ORISHA FULL SHORT MOVIE - (2015) African superhero movie" Riseoftheorisha, Youtube. February 19, 2017. [12:48] Watch the short film set in the 1st ever African Superhero universe based on the ancient deities known as the Orisha. https://youtu.be/CMbJdFjpVfg

"Santeria." Chicago Sun-Times, Youtube. December 7, 2016. [2:44] Alyce Colon talks about Santeria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O1Kz6idSxI

"The Ifa Divination System." UNESCO, Youtube. September 28, 2008. [3:06] Description: The Ifa divination system, which makes use of an extensive corpus of texts and mathematical formulas, is practiced among Yoruba communities and by the African diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean. The word Ifa refers to the mystical figure Ifa or Orunmila, regarded by the Yoruba as the deity of wisdom and intellectual development.  In contrast to other forms of divination in the region that employ spirit mediumship, Ifa divination does not rely on a person having oracular powers but rather on a system of signs that are interpreted by a diviner, the Ifa priest or babalawo, literally the priests father. The Ifa divination system is applied whenever an important individual or collective decision has to be made.  The Ifa literary corpus, called odu, consists of 256 parts subdivided into verses called ese, whose exact number is unknown as they are constantly increasing (there are around 800 ese per odu). Each of the 256 odu has its specific divination signature, which is determined by the babalawo using sacred palm-nuts and a divination chain. The ese, considered the most important part of Ifa divination, are chanted by the priests in poetic language. The ese reflect Yoruba history, language, beliefs, cosmovision and contemporary social issues. The knowledge of Ifa has been preserved within Yoruba communities and transmitted among Ifa priests.  Under the influence of colonial rule and religious pressures, traditional beliefs and practices were discriminated against.The Ifa priests, most of whom are quite old, have only modest means to maintain the tradition, transmit their complex knowledge and train future practitioners. As a result, the youth and the Yoruba people are losing interest in practising and consulting Ifa divination, which goes hand-in-hand with growing intolerance towards traditional divination systems in general.  Country(ies): Nigeria. https://youtu.be/k9lGVF6jYN4


"The Orishas- Introduction to Ifa: Yoruba Religion." Arias Williams, Youtube. September 20, 2012. [6:22] A brief description of some of the Yoruba Orishas. by Falokun Fasegun  For more information go to http://www.ojiseegun.com https://youtu.be/LgBY15KSnmo


"The Story Of Oshun & Ogun." Black Public Media, Youtube. March 21, 2007.  [4:26] "The Story Of Oshun & Ogun" is a 4 minute 3D animation pilot telling the West African, Yoruba based fable of how little Oshun, who represents love, seduction and sweetness, brought the powerful Ogun, entity of iron, machines and technology, out of hiding to restore order to the world. Produced by Carol Mayes, with animation by Paul Collins, and featuring the voice of Lillias White.  Connect with us - http://blackpublicmedia.org/mailing-list. https://youtu.be/5ArRzCrmYcs

"What Is Ifa?" Gabriel Bata, Youtube. February 2, 2015. [12:30] I produce this documentary in order to complete my Masters degree in Cross Cultural Studies. This film was shot in the Houston, TX area and explores the manifestation in the Americas of a traditional African way of life called Ifa. https://youtu.be/3Ff3ZvmG1jc


"Yoruba Religion of Southwestern Nigeria." Olu Omishore, Youtube. June 13, 2015. [5:27]  https://youtu.be/IqQFHmvMOUg





Song, Dance & Praise



"Celia Cruz: Ache para todos."  Okantomi4, Youtube. October 12, 2009. [4:34] La reina de la salsa nos regala su ache en este magnífico tema del gran compositor cubano Tata Guerra. https://youtu.be/vD0bAAK_Bvs


"Celia Cruz canta un Bembe titulado Yemaya." Ilovesalsa17, Youtube. October 11, 2011. [2:39] es una gran cancion de la guarachera de Cuba Celia I Love Celia. https://youtu.be/ygqGP5HV8XI


"CELIA CRUZ - CHANGO TA VENI." Lurbinaq, Youtube. August 12, 2008. [2:43] Una guarachita del recuerdo que nos interpreta la reina Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera....el autor de este tema es el señor Justi Barreto. https://youtu.be/DaxmQ6hsEJ0


"Celia Cruz - Elegua (Jose Marquez Remix)." Jose Marquez, Youtube. February 19, 2010. [9:20]  https://youtu.be/bhNmUbqRav0


"Celia Cruz & Sonora Matancera - Oya, Diosa y Fe ©1954." Manuel Molina, Youtube. June 22, 2010. [2:27] o Autor: Julio Blanco Leonard o Producción: Cuba's Queen Of Rhythm o Serie: SCLP-9101 o Arreglos: Severino Ramos o Discográfica: Seeco Records, Inc. o Año de Grabación: La Habana, Cuba ®1954. https://youtu.be/SMbVErpq71s


"Elegba Medley Orisha Music." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. January 22, 2019. [5:05] Elegba (also referred to as Eleggua or 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, Elegba stands at the crossroads of the human and the divine, as he is a 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. he opens the door between the worlds and opens our roads in life. He recognizes himself and is recognized by the numbers 3 and 21. There are many aspects to Elegba as in all other divinities. This song is done by Ella Andall out of Trinidad and Tobago a cross of both the Yoruba mixed with the French forming a beautiful medley. His name changes in many other cultures and so, therefore, the pronunciation and spelling may vary but its the same aspect of the very said spirit which in another term is who he loves to portray himself as The Trickster.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub7nDPEtNGU

"Elegua (Afro-Cuban Orisha)." Xopowoparvo, Youtube. January 12, 2014. [8:48] 2013, September 20 - Washington, DC. Improvised demonstration of the Afro-Cuban Orisha dance Elegua, at Monroe Street Market Arts Plaza (Brookland). Performed by Duane Wrenn and Kati Hernandez. Joined by DC Casineros: Adrian, Alison, Amanda, and Margaret. https://youtu.be/9Dri44vTYZw

"Ella Andall -Ogun Onirea." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. June 24, 2010. [3:17] ELLA ANDALL has worked consistently over the past four decades to establish herself as an artiste of international stature. Considered by many as a Caribbean Queen of Song - a chantuelle supreme, a high priestess of African-Caribbean music, Ella's journey is one of power and potency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B2zHm2ZLAM

"Ella Andall Oshun Trinidad and Tobago." Omoorisha07, Youtube. March 8, 2009. [6:20] Ella Andall singing for Oshun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odvIJK-bPxk

"Ella Andall-Ogun Baba Dey."  Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. June 24, 2010. [3:44] Ella Andall is one of the most talented female Orisha singers in Trinidad and Tobago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2jeMCcRZs


"Ella Andall - Say My Name ( Fu Mi Afrikan )."  Edward Spencer, Youtube. February 14, 2013. [7:31] From Trinidad Dimanche Gras '97. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw3irwnFORw

"Erinle Ajaja (The Hunter/Herbalist) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. October 11, 2017. [14:38] erin(elephant)ile(house). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5Cbd46g448


"Eshu/Elegba(The Orisa Who Open The Doors) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 4, 2017. [19:43] Eshu the messenger also known as Elegba or Legba, is a trickster god of the Yoruba people of Nigeria in West Africa. He is unpredictable, sly, and fond of pranks that can be cruel and disruptive. Eshu, who knows all the languages spoken on earth, serves as a messenger between the orishas and people. He also carries up to heaven the sacrifices that people offer to the orishas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAG5WhOvXvY


"Eshu and Ogun." Orisha Shrines of Trinidad & Tobago - Topic, Youtube. December 11, 2014. [5:34] Eshu and Ogun · Orisha Shrines of Trinidad & Tobago  Songs of the Orisha Palais  ℗ 2013 MAJOR & minor  Released on: 2013-10-04  Producer: Sandiford, S; Gibbons, R. Composer: traditional. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVwI-P-be8w

"Eshu Barahakboh." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. March 15, 2017. [5:22] Sang by Babaaláwo Marlon Lee,  a song of Praise and Traditional salutation to the Spirit Eshu, in all aspects.  Babaaláwo Marlon Lee has been an audacious Leader of the Orisha Tradition for the past 20+ Years  In this video, you will hear the call to Eshu also known as Elegba or Ellugua. I have tried to show the variations of Ellugua and all his favorite things. Eshu is known as the spirit of the doorway or the crossroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4o4yMcIxFA

"Eshu Ellegua Door opener."  Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. December 2, 2017. [13:!3] Eleguá likes all kinds of things associated with child's play, like kites, whistles, balls, toy soldiers.  He also likes keys, silver coins, a shepherd's crook and a straw hat.  He dresses in red and black, sometimes in Spanish colonial-style knee britches.  On his head, he wears a red kerchief or cap, or a straw hat. When he dances, he's playful and wants others to pay attention to him.  In addition to candy, he likes cigars, toasted corn, coconuts, aguardiente (strong alcohol) or vino seco (white cooking wine), smoked hutia meat, smoked fish, and red palm oil. On Mondays, he should be offered something he likes as a way of paying tribute to him. https://youtu.be/UV2_1k_KwgE

"Hector Lavoe - Aguanile." Salsa Jukebox, Youtube. May 2, 2010. [6:09] Lyrics  http://lyricstranslate.com Aguanile...Aguanile.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlnx0IhG--w


"Aguanile (English Translation)." Lyricstranslate.com, retrieved August 18, 2019. https://lyricstranslate.com/en/aguanile-aguanile.html-3


"Ibeji(the Twins) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. October 10, 2017. [5:55] While many orishas have roads or caminos, Ibeji do not. They are universal in nature. There are some variations in lineages where some ibeji are of the same gender, but most are typically opposite gendered (male and female). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJT7HHbfc7c

"NEW-Oshun (Amunrele Maalo- i must go back to my home)."  Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. December 9, 2016. [3:59] song for orisha oshun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1TWU1F_o0

"NEW- Oshun (Lubo wa Tile)."  Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. December 8, 2016. [1:59] song for orisha oshun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPs6QE9YyMk

"NEW-Oshun (Me Gba, Me Gba)." Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. December 8, 2016. [3:47] NEW song for orisha oshun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-M0E9ceWAw

"Obatala -Ogere Orisa."  Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. September 29, 2017. [3:16]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKnUXdXXrT8


"Ochún con Changó." Carlos Arana, Youtube. July 23, 2010. [3:37] Les comparto esta rolita de Celia Cruz que es una de mis favoritas espero les guste. https://youtu.be/O1E6qeQAw1E

"Ochosi(The Hunter) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. October 10, 2017. [5:21] while eshu open the gate way and ogun clears the path ochosi shows us the better path. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19KZBTWr0w

"Ogun(The Orisa Of War & Iron) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. OCtober 10, 2017. [3:16] Ogun the great warrior. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fASp7oShgps


"Ogun (The Warlord) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 3, 2017. [7:20] Ogún is the orisha of iron, tools and weapons. He is a fiercewarrior and protective father. Ogún (also spelled Oggun, Ogou or Ogum) is a powerful, fierce warrior who defends his people and fights against injustice. Ogun has the intelligence and creativity to invent tools, weapons, and technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv3N-9Q_77g


"Ogun berelea ami oh -Ella Andall."  Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. July 8, 2011. [7:10] AFRICAN MUSIC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x7fAJ1q-3I

"Ogun Ka Ranca de." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. April 8, 2017. [4:27] Ogun is the Orisha God of Iron, this song is one of Ella Andall's gem in her collection of songs. Her voice will be forever remembered in this genre of music. Ella has secured a spot in history amongst the Yoruba people with her collection of music. Ogun Ke Ranca De means Ogun is bountiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5JjM75qyJQ

"Olodumare." Peter Imoje, Youtube. September 19, 2014. [6:53] Peter Imoje Sings A Traditional Yoruba Song Which He Called "Olodumare". Produced In 2014, This Song Is The First Song Sung In Yoruba Language. A Heartfelt Song And Prayer By The Goth Inspired Vocalist.vhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkRXeECoOos

"Omi awa fisani by Ella Adall." Mercedez TheFmGirl,Youtube. July, 13, 2011. [2:34] ELLA ANDALL has worked consistently over the past four decades to establish herself as an artiste of international stature. Considered by many as a Caribbean Queen of Song - a chantuelle supreme, a high priestess of African-Caribbean music in the Orisha and African tradition, Ella's journey is one of power and potency. She is the only Trinidadian singer with songs dedicated to Oshun at this time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jgw4AcNsRQ

"Orisa shango." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. June 8, 2019. [14:33]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd0AE-l3TGs

"Orisha Inle Abatan Erinle Erinle Ode Ajaja the Hunter Herbalist and Fisherman." Erinle, Youtube. January 20, 2018. [14:38] Please subscribe to support this channel and to see more content. Orisha Inle Abatan Erinle Erinle Ajaja the Hunter Herbalist and Fisherman Ode Ibualama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoyGyru-TiE


"Orisha Oshun Dance from Cuba." Yusimi Moya, Youtube. October 17, 2017. [5:44] This video shows a folkloric dance performance of the Orisha Oshun, a Yorùbá river deity, as danced today in Cuba to the rhythms of the Lukumí batá drums and singing.  Yusimi Moya Rodriguez studied dance at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba. She worked as a dancer at the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba for five years and is known as an expert for Afro-Cuban dance traditions. For more information see her website http://www.cubancontemporary.com   The music - Cuban batá drumming and Lukumí singing for Orisha Oshun - was recorded especially for this choreography by percussionist Christian Martinek. He is a composer and musician of Venezuelan descent and studied Piano on the University of Music in Vienna, Austria. He has profound knowledge of ritual music from West Africa and its Caribbean and South American Diaspora.   The video was produced by http://www.santeria.at - see the website  for information in German language on the "Regla de Ocha", the Yorùbá traditions from Cuba.  This document is a piece of art, that shows the beauty of Trans-Atlantic Yorùbá traditions and is intended to inspire dancers and Olorisha around the globe. Thank you to all the people involved in making this recording possible.   Oore Yèyé òòò Ọ̀ṣun/Oshun/Ochún/Oxúm! A foribale! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yFUouzE7Yk


"Orisha Oya Dance from Cuba." Yusimi Moya, Youtube. December 4, 2017. [3:26] This video shows a folkloric dance performance of the female Orisha Oya, a Yorùbá deity, as danced today in Cuba to the rhythms of the Lukumí batá drums and singing. https://youtu.be/IbdkrZ6H0no

"Orisha Yemaya Dance from Cuba." Yusimi Moya, Youtube. December 30, 2013. [4:58] Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, former dancer at the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, demonstrating some basic afrocuban Lukumí (Yorùbá) dance moves for the Orisha Yemaya.   Live-Percussion with batá-drumming, bembé-drumming and Lukumí-songs by the "Grupo Enitilukikan" lead by Austrian percussionist Christian Martinek.   Played Batá-Rhythms: Yakota-Omolode-Chikini-Nyongo-Chachalokpafun // + Bembé   Yoruba Songs from Cuba: Yemaya Asesu / Omolode omo titi o / Oluba Chikini / Emi Odé / Chikini Alamo danse / Awa ka ma dele o / Ba mbe Odara / A mbe lari oma / Okika ewa loyure / Okiki oni Yemaya  More information on www.cubanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwR1V5w_KB8contemporary.com. 

"ORUNMILA IS THE UNIVERSAL LINGUIST." About Awo Falokun Fasegun | Awo Falokun Fasegun has been involved in the study of African Spirituality for over 20 years. During one of his many trips to West Africa he was initiated in the village of Ode Remo, Nigeria into the mysteries of Ifa and the Warrior Orisa (deity) Ogun. Since then he has been published in several academic journals, appeared on countless radio shows, television programs, and university panels discussing the tenets of the Tradition of Ifa, Orisa reverence and ancestor veneration as practiced in Yorubaland and in the Diaspora. He has narrated 3 CDs on Ifa, for everyone from the novice to the highly respected Priest. Awo Fasegun has been happily married for over 30 years and is the proud father of 3 magnificent children. www.ifaforall.org

"Osain (Master Of all Herbs) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 3, 2017. [18:25] Osain (osanyin) is one of the most important Orishas because without Osain there would be no way to correctly perform the ceremonies of "making" the Orishas. Osain is the owner of all the plants and trees that grow wild in the woods. He has nothing to do with cultivated plants. For a plant to have the ache that Osain gives to it, it must be found growing wild in the woods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWSCDJKuMpA


"Osain (The Doctor And Healer) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. October 12, 2017. [6:01] Osain is the medicine man also known as the man for court house and jail house. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUuo8uHycTc


"Osanyin/osain by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. December 5, 2017. [11:32] "Osain is an herbalist who lives in the bush, a powerful medicine man. Worshipers explain that he too is one spirit with many aspects. Indeed, up to seven different manifestations of Osain may be present at one time; I myself have seen as many as five. A few contacts identified four 'brothers' or aspects of Osain as Elesije, Ere Osa,Demolay and Kiripiti, but these are not known to many worshipers. Adherents syncretize Osain with "Saint Francis"....In some shrines, however, worshipers surround Osain's stool with Hindu paraphernalia and may even plant a Hindu-style flag to mark it. ... It appears that the tendency to perceive Shango and Osain as having different "brothers" or aspects is strictly Trinidadian, for they are not so represented in Yoruba lore. It may be that orisha worshipers have used the various traits of each orisha as the basis for postulating distinct spirits or aspects..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnBw1UeqL-Q


"Oshun (Mother of Love and Sweetness) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 2, 2017. [5:25] Oshun is the mother of sweet and fresh waters she is the essence of love, sweetness and good cheer, beauty and flowing joy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p8dAb9prbA

"Oshun/osun(ore yeye o)." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 5, 2017. [9:16] Praising the Spirit of the River.  Oriki Osun Ore YeYe Osun O  Iba Osun Sekese (Praise to the Goddess of Mystery,  Latojoku awede we'mo. (spirit that cleans me inside out). https://youtu.be/d3N2EV-aR6s

"Oshun & Yemaya."  QueenNubian24, Youtube. February 3, 2012. [5:25] Music Honoring Oshun and Yemaya. https://youtu.be/SUNise7j6gI

"Oshun Bamise (Help me oshun)."  Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. December 27, 2017. [1:58] Oshun is the Orisha of love. She can be the sweetest, kindest, most generous person you will ever meet. She is beautiful, charismatic and has great taste in everything. She appreciates the finer things in life (gold especially). She loves to laugh and wants everyone to be happy. You can always tell when she’s around because everyone just gets real silly and starts to giggle. Well, that and everyone seems to get just a little more sexy. She is graceful and loves to dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwXgZZU9uYU

"OSHUN CANTO." Noe hernandez cantarell, Youtube. June 23, 2010. [8:59] POPURRI DE CANTOS A OSHUN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCu51MncMhc


"Oshun Chant." Women of the Calabash, Youtube. November 8, 2014. [5:57] Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises  Oshun Chant · Women of the Calabash  The Kwanzaa Album  ℗ 1998 Bermuda Reefs Records  Released on: 1999-11-30. https://youtu.be/HKycQ3j_G_c

"oshun karele." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. July 14, 2011. [3:32]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI2Px5q79ZE

"Oshun Meditation." Amunet Kemetic Goddess, Youtube. [2:32] Oshun meditation Session. Music per Zion Trinity Spirit of the Orisha. Song - Oya: E Ye E Ye Kwa. Artist - Zion Trinity. Album - Spirit of the Orisha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt22SaozxeM

"Oshun Song - BlackNotes Libation." Melanin Wellness, Youtube. July 12, 2009. [5:21]  https://youtu.be/QvtxjPtH-tk

"Oshun Song."  Oshunyeye1, Youtube. June 12, 2011. [1:58] orisha oshun song. Song: Aideu. Artist: Conjunto Céspedes. Album: Flores.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgTF5_rhIWE


"Osun(Mother of Sweet Waters)." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 3, 2017. [5:59]   https://youtu.be/j-tSjFyoTnY

"Oya(The goddess of storms) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 5, 2017. [16:17] oriki oya. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-D8QL-hM5A


"Oya: E Ye E Ye Kwa." Zion Trinity - Topic, Youtube. January 14, 2019. [2:47] Oya: E Ye E Ye Kwa · Zion Trinity  Spirit of the Orisha  ℗ 2014 ZION TRINITY  Released on: 2014-04-05. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Ew6DizTns

"Oya-iyansan(Mother Of Nine) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. October 10, 2017. [9:16] Oya yansa The Orisha of winds, lightning, and violent storms, death and rebirth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZUV8r0la_A


"Oya Meditation." Amunet Kemetic Goddess, Youtube. September 27, 2015. [1:11] I do not own the rights to this song. The track is from Spirit of the Orisha by Zion Trinity.  Song - Oya: Longo Oya. Artist - Zion Trinity. Album - Spirit of the Orisha. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB0P0JSsi_o

"OYA SPIRIT DANCE FOR WEALTH AND ABUNDANCE." Afrodeity Stone, Youtube. November 24, 2015. [8:34] OYA IS THE GODDESS OF WINDS, STORMS AND HURRICANES BUT SHE IS ALSO THE DEITY THAT GOVERNS THE COMMENCEMENT OF BUSINESS AND BRINGING IN MONEY.  THIS DANCE IS ALSO IN THE "MAKING THE CONNECTION" SECTION OF MY ONLINE TAROT AND ORACLE READING CLASS... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BXWIqpgQhQ

"Powerful Ogun Song for Quick Help."  Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. November 24, 2017. [3:39] SPIRITUAL BAPTIST. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pJAn6GfNvY


"POWERFUL OGUN SONG TO BREAK CURSES AND GAIN PROSPERITY." Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. November 3, 2017. [3:23] OGUN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryvOh6Iu6ug

"POWERFUL OGUN SONG TO BREAK CURSES AND GAIN PROSPERITY." Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. November 4, 2017. [3:23] OGUN. https://youtu.be/ryvOh6Iu6ug

"Prayer for Oya and English translation." Nury Gamboa, Youtube. March 21, 2015. [1:03] BY: Gabriel omo Elegua   Oya Yebe iya misa,oyo orun afefe,lelebi oke, ayagba gbogbo loya, obìnrìn oga mi aro ,oga mi gbogbo egun ,orisha ni abaya oyu ewa, oyansan  oyeri jekua iya mi,Obìnrìn ni kuikuo le fun olugba ni olofin nitosi wa ayagba nikua adupe.   Oya yegbe,mother of the day in the sky wind of death whirlwind  from above, queen of all markets,woman owner of all spirits, owner of all illness ,goddess of the marks on her pretty face, the market of the wind,who understands life, my mother woman of great power , commanded by god to be the queen of death,thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbyBRPa2MQ

PLAYLIST: "Salsa Santeria." Osvaldo Sanchez Youtube. [34 videos, last updated January 18, 2019]  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ6N6xi_1l7u6fuSJAivveCywd-3COPjg


"Shango." Aubrey Coletti, Youtube. December 4, 2013. [2:50] Shango, Sango, Ṣàngó, Xangô, Changó, Shango Obakoso, Third Alafin/King of Oyo, Orisha of Lightning, Thunder, and Fire, Power and Self-Control, Skilled Worker of Magic, Great Warrior, Epic Lover, Beautiful Masculine Spirit of Dance and Music, Husband of Oba, Oshun, and Oya Song: "Homage to Shango" and "They Heap Insults Upon Shago" by Ella Andall Channel: Aubrey Coletti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3vr20xp8Ro

"Shango&Oya (Orisa of Thunder and Lightning)." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. May 10, 2018. [17:48]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4E6hG5uyxs

"SHANGO & OYA KING X QUEEN by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. October 10, 2017. [9:15] shango o babawa irewa o irewa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9M1ENGQNlE


"Shepherd/Leader/Mongba Keron singing for yemoja."  Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. May 27, 2017. [5:45]   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD1rmityMLY

"Songs to Osun giving praises to the mother of sweet water." Keron Keith, Youtube. March 4, 2017. [5:13]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybjeJmfKAio


"Songs to Oya mother to the wind of change." Keron Keith, Youtube. February 7, 2018. [9:06]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RlZWjvW2Vw

"Songs to Yemaya giving praises to the mother of the ocean." Keron Keith, Youtube. May 26, 2017. [5:45]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9hkQbGApGU

"The water of life(yemoja)" Keon Mitchell, Youtube. September 28, 2012. [7:37] a peak into the orisha tradition of trinidad and tobago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK8YCjrumvU

"Top Tracks - Orisha Shrines of Trinidad & Tobago." Orisha Shrines of Trinidad & Tobago - Topic, Youtube. [29 videos, updated September 7, 2019]  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmjVvfFHozVtDkWbwTfUYXJVa9xgqMtXk

"Trinidad and Tobago Orisha Music." Omorisha07, Youtube. February 16, 2019. [5:40] Sweet Orisha music from Trinidad and Tobago. Learn more Song Eshu and Ogun Artist Orisha Shrines of Trinidad & Tobago Album Songs of the Orisha Palais Licensed to YouTube by The Orchard Music (on behalf of Faluma)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47NWYq8Ox8

"Wole Wole Ku Bani- Sang by Ella Andall for Oshun." Mercedez TheFmGirl, Youtube. April 11, 2017. [3:10] Oshun is the essence of love, sweetness and good cheer, beauty and flowing joy. Oshun is represented as a beautiful, charming and coquettish young woman, often with long flowing dreadlocks. . . . https://youtu.be/9xY9IO3M-gI

"Yemanja (remember my home , heal me ) goddess of the sea." Ministry of Miracles Healing School SB, Youtube. January 1, 2018. [2:13] Yemaya is the Yorùbá Orisha or Goddess of the living Ocean, considered the mother of all. She is the source of all the waters, including the rivers of western Africa, especially the River Ogun. Her name is a contraction of Yey Omo Eja, which means "Mother Whose Children are the Fish." As all life is thought to have begun in the sea, all life is held to have begun with Yemaya. She is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all Her children, comforting them and cleansing them of sorrow. She is said to be able to cure infertility in women, and cowrie shells represent Her wealth. She does not easily lose Her temper, but when angered She can be quite destructive and violent, as the sea in a storm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZOA8NJOY_0

"Yemaya (Great Divine Mother of the Orisas) by ELLA ANDALL." Nathaniel Lewis, Youtube. November 5, 2017. [37:12] Iba yemoja the mother of the orishas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvNKcil5EU8



"YEMOJA(THE MOTHER OF All WATERS WHETHER ITS SWEET/SALT/FRESH)." Nanthaniel Lewis, October 15, 2017. [10:26] Yemoja is an orisha and the mother of all orishas she have given birth to 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses. Yemoja is often depicted as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. She is the protector of women. She governs everything pertaining women; childbirth, conception, parenting, children safety, love, and healing. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, sea shells, and the collective unconscious. According to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and the first mortal humans were created from her womb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXQ69fZviLI  [The singer is Ella Andall]

"YEMOJA (YEMAYA) ORISHA DANCE Nigeria w/ Bataa Ayan (Aña) Drums👑💙🇳🇬."  Adunola the Oracle, YouTube. September 6, 2019. [3:08]  YEMOJA “YEMAYA” 💙 is the maternal mother Orisha, that nurtures humanity and lives in the rivers and the top part of the sea. She is the mother of King Shango, and is a Queen in her own right. She is an expert diviner, seer, and Orisha of wealth, luxury, and status.   OFFERINGS: Watermelon, Molasses, Cakes, Blackeyed Peas, White or Blue Flowers  This is a quick glimpse of Yemoja’s (Yemaya) dance in Nigeria. This clip was taken after the conclusion of my initiations with ELÉGUN Sango Dara doing the dance step demonstration. An ELÉGUN is one who has the gift to mount and channel the Orisha (Which he  is not doing in this video).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3RVKWSGg1A


"Yoruba Andabo - Oyá Yansa." AyvaMusica, Youtube. January 6, 2014. [2:29] https://youtu.be/fyxqmjm7Ohk


"YorubaRhythm Live at the National Heritage Fellowship."  OsunDara Omo Yorùbá, Youtube. December 3, 2012. [1:18]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkNEvO7PByA







Òrìṣà - Articles & Resources



  1. "Yoruban Religion: Its cosmology and mythology." Photius.com. Last updated November 2, 2001. https://www.photius.com/religion/yoruba.html
  2. "Listen & view Ella Andall - Wole Wole Ku Bani (Let Goodness Come) lyrics & tabs." Tablyricfm.com, retrieved August 6, 2019. www.tablyricfm.com/Wole-Wole-Ku-Bani-%28Let-Goodness-Come%29-tab-Lyrics-fm-Ella-Andall
  3. '“Santería,” The Lucumi Way.' Pluralismproject.org, retrieved August 20, 2019. pluralism.org/religions/afro-caribbean/afro-caribbean-traditions/santeria-the-lucumi-way/
  4. "15 facts on African religions." Jacob K. Olupona, Oup.com. May 15, 2014. https://blog.oup.com/2014/05/15-facts-on-african-religions/

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Caribbean
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Cuban
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ase_(Yoruba)
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candombl%C3%A9
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Yoruba_culture
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Cruz
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creole_language#Creole_genesis
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creole_peoples
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creolization
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Revolution
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elegua
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eshu
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiti
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Revolution
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibeji
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%C3%A1
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igboland
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kehinde
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemetic
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemetism
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yoruba_deities
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucum%C3%AD_language
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Passage
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Cuba
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Cuba#African_heritage 
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%BB%8Cbatala
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogun
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olodumare
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%BB%8Cl%E1%BB%8Drun
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orisha
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshosi
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshun
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%BB%8Cya
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Knight
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Traditional_African_religions
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Trinidad_and_Tobago
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_syncretism
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankofa
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_music
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santer%C3%ADa
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shango
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Matancera
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_Baptist
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_Baptist/Shouter_Liberation_Day
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwo
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito_Puente
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toussaint_Louverture
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_African_religions
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_trade
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_Orisha
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_African_Vodun
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yem%E1%BB%8Dja
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_language
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_religion
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorubaland








Miscellaneous - In the African Diaspora



Multimedia


'"Black sounding" names and their surprising history.' Say it Loud, Youtube. June 27, 2019.  [12:57] What's in a name? Sometimes it's just our imagination, and other times it's an attempt at a political statement. Black names have been satirized and stereotyped for a long time, but they have a unique and downright surprising history. Azie and Evelyn discuss the history, culture, and influence on "black sounding names" for #SayItLoudPBS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjiGBpdmk_I

"Say It Loud." Say It Loud is a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black culture, context, and history. Hosts Evelyn from the Internets and Hallease give you a comedic take on identity and pop culture, from Black pride movements to Black Twitter shenanigans. The show explores the complexity of Black experience and finds joy in the many ways Black folks have influenced American life. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk85otLk-ASsqPu0aXFGjzA/videos




Articles



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Adam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Adam#Likely_geographic_origin




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Sources for Meta on the Meta: "The Blues Man, the Crossroads Devil, Ikocha Nkocha . . . and Yo Mamma"






Bibliographies






  1. Brandon, George, 1997. Santeria from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell Memories. New York: Indiana University Press.
  2. Correal, Tobe Melora, 2003. Finding Soul on the Path of Orìṣa. New York: Crossing Press.







Multimedia


  1. [Referenced, but not aired] "How to pronounce Ifá." Bobelle, Forvo.com. Retrieved August 11, 2019. https://forvo.com/search/ifa/yo/






Resources & Articles






  1. "How African Are African Americans?: African Cultural Survivals in the USA." Dwayne Wong (Omowale), Medium.com. July 18, 2019. https://medium.com/@dwomowale/how-african-are-african-americans-african-cultural-survivals-in-the-usa-df301ba8583
  2. '“Santería,” The Lucumi Way.' Pluralismproject.org, retrieved August 20, 2019. pluralism.org/religions/afro-caribbean/afro-caribbean-traditions/santeria-the-lucumi-way/



  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Caribbean
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_slave_trade
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Yoruba_culture
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%C3%A1
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucum%C3%AD_language
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Passage
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Traditional_African_religions
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_syncretism
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankofa
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_African_religions
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_trade
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_African_Vodun
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_language
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoruba_religion
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorubaland








Music Playlists




First Hour Music and Playlists:

  1. Graham Central Central :"Release Yourself"
  2. Ella Andall: "Amunrele Maalo - I Must Go Home"



Second Hour Music and Playlists:

  1. Yousei Teikoku: "Astral Dogma"








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