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Ide Were


Ide were were nita ochun , Ide were were 

Ide were were nita ochun , Ide were were nita ya 

Ocha kiniba nita ochun 

Cheke cheke cheke, Nita ya 

Ide were were 

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Yemaya Assessu

Yemaya assessu; Assessu Yemaya
Yemaya Olodo; Olodo Yemaya

Kai kai kai Yemaya Olodo, Kai kai kai Assessu Olodo

(Yemaya=mother of all Godesses and godess of the ocean. Chant celebrates the joining of river to sea and the Goddess of the Ocean, Yemaya.

A literal translation from the Yoruba language:

Yemanja is the Gush of the Spring.
The Gush of the Spring is Yemanja.
The Mother of the Children of Fishes is the Owner of Rivers.
The Owner of Rivers is the Mother of the Children of Fishes.


Ide Were Were

Ide were were nita Oshun; Ide were were
Ide were were nita Oshun; Ide were were nita ya
Ocha kiniba, Nita Oshun; Cheké, Cheké, Cheké
Nita ya, Ide were were

(From the Yoruba of Nigeria, dedicated to Oshun, the Goddess of Love. It
speaks of a necklace as a symbol of initiation into love.)

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Ola Mama/Ancient Mother

O la Mama, wa ha su kola
O la Mama, wa ha su wam
O la Mama, kow wey ha ha ha ha
O la Mama, ta te kayee

Ancient Mother I hear you calling
Ancient Mother I hear your song
Ancient Mother I feel your laughter
Ancient Mother I taste your tears


Cachoeira de Oxum /Oxum’s Waterfall


Na cachoeira de Mamãe Oxum
Corre água cristalina no tempo Pai Olorum
Mamãe Oxum fez a cachoeira
Pai Olorum abençoou
Eu vou pedir permissão a Oxalá
Pra banhar na cachoeira para todo mal levar
In the waterfall of Ma Oxum
Are crystal waters flowing in the time of Olorum
The waterfall was made by Ma Oxum
It was blessed by Papa Olorum
From Oxalá I will ask permission
To bathe in the waterfall, So that all evil is dispelled


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