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Yoruba/Umbanda (Afro-Brasilian)

Yoruba/Umbanda (Afro-Brasilian)

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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