IIII​+​IIII full album

by ÌFÉ

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    This is the CD version of the debut album, IIII+IIII. Designed by Otura Mun and printed by Discos Ifá. Includes an immediate digital download.

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INTRO: Ouui este piste mete miedo como Pablo Dos paralelo marca golpe de estado Dice tus derechos son America, Miranda Suena mi machette en el yunque, Sarabanda! VERSE ONE: Salem Alyekum, Salem Aleykum, suena mi grito Pico y Palo, mucho trabajo, Rhianna me dijo Dame Cuchillo! Dame Cuchillo! Vuelo repito. Dame Cuchillo, Dame Cuchillo! Pa' lante yo pico Oyeme tipo. Como te digo? Yo no me quito Negro y verde, Negro y verde. Ogun Arere Se lo que quiero y a eso me voy Habre camino a eso me voy Dimelo, Dimelo, Yo te lo doy... Andaaaaaaaaaaaaaa CHORUS: 3 clavos, Martillo, llave macho, rastrillo 3 clavos, Martillo, ese nene, dios mio 3 clavos, Martillo, que te falta? Cuchillo 3 clavos, Martillo, Como salgo? Sencillo Bangah! Ogun Arere A fe ye si! Aguanile!! Bangah! Ogun Arere A fe ye si! Aguanile!! Bangah! Ogun Arere A fe ye si! Aguanile!! Salem Alyekum! X 3 VERSE TWO: Salem Alyekum, Salem Aleykum, suena mi grito Pico y Palo, mucho trabajo, Rhianna me dijo Dame Cuchillo! Dame Cuchillo! Vuelo repito. Dame Cuchillo, Dame Cuchillo! Pa' lante yo pico Oyeme tipo. Como te digo? Yo no me quito Negro y verde, Negro y verde. Ogun Arere Se lo que quiero y a eso me voy Habre camino a eso me voy Dimelo, Dimelo, Yo te lo doy... Andaaaaaaaaaaaaaa CHORUS: 3 clavos, Martillo, llave macho, rastrillo 3 clavos, Martillo, ese nene, dios mio 3 clavos, Martillo, que te falta? Cuchillo 3 clavos, Martillo, Como salgo? Sencillo Bangah! Ogun Arere A fe ye si! Aguanile!! Bangah! Ogun Arere A fe ye si! Aguanile!! Bangah! Ogun Arere A fe ye si! Aguanile!! (Lucumí Prayers for Oggun) End…
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Verse 1: Yuma Lose (luz), Yuma sight Yuma mata, Yuma might... Yuma drugs, Yuma thirst Yuma loves Yuma first Yuma God, Yuma curse Yuma freak, Yuma worst Yuma young, Yuma night, Yuma lips Yuma bite, Yuma fuss, Yuma fight Chorus: Yumavision wi a shown Yuma money wi a known Lay it down Yuma girl Yuma toy, Yuma world Caridad Yuma light Yuma strength Yuma might Stick around Yuma girl Yuma boy Yuma world, Yumavision though... Verse 2: Yuma frock, Yuma shirt Yuma pants, Yuma skirt Yuma blood, Yuma soul Yuma rich, Yuma cold Yuma road, Yuma run Yuma tortura, Yuma fun Yuma mala mi ah know Yuma sticks, Yuma stones Yuma break Yuma bones (Chorus) Yumavision wi a shown Yuma money wi a known Lay it down Yuma girl Yuma toy, Yuma world Caridad Yuma light Yuma strength Yuma might Stick around Yuma girl Yuma boy Yuma world, Yumavision though... Verse 3: Yuma war, Yuma chance Yuma won, Yuma dance Yuma thought, Yuma dream Yuma plot, Yuma scheme Yuma love, Yuma don't Yuma perdona, Yuma won't Yuma clones, Yuma drones Yuma prenda, Yuma bones Yuma will, Yuma own (Chorus) Yumavision wi a shown Yuma money wi a known Lay it down Yuma girl Yuma toy, Yuma world Caridad Yuma light Yuma strength Yuma might Stick around Yuma girl Yuma boy Yuma world, Yumavision though...
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INTRO... May May May Iré x 4 Drop it to the sound! Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it to the ground Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Night is gone but the day seems far away, I feel you all around Way up! Come Down! VERSE 1: Like a king to a throne Every thought can be known This life is my own, this ship can be flown And this space can be known In this space you alone You and me together this love can be grown long time mi a know These seeds we have sewn Black seeds we have thrown This knife can be honed, this day will be known That crown is your own In your heart you have known Feel you all around when the waves come crashing down Shake it to the sound CHORUS: Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it to the ground Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Night is gone but the day seems far away, I feel you all around Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it back around VERSE 2: You are silver and gold What a sight to behold Press tight to me now this night can be cold From the stars we were born Like stars we have grown Listen to me well, this prayer can be shown, this wish will be known That dream is your own These dreams we’ve been shown One touch from your hand this house will be known That place is your home From the start you have known Feel you all around when the waves come crashing down Drop it to the sound CHORUS: Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it to the ground Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Night is gone but the day seems far away, I feel you all around Umbo, Come down! Come down, Come down Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it back around Way up! Come Down! May May May Iré! x 8 Iyá wo lo mi o! x 8 (Lucumí Prayer for Yemayá) Ori eh, Awo yo Yemayá! End…
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Written and Performed by Otura Mun for Discos Ifá (ASCAP) Chorus: Algo pa' ti, Algo pa' mi, Divino verdad que si? Tu Caridad, Dulce Angel Guardián, Divino, Magica. (Repite 2X) Verse 1: Dime hermano soy tu servidor. El mundo frio, siento el dolor. Serpientes a mi alrededor. No me toquen, saben mejor. Aché?? Skywalkel. Chorus 2X Verse 2: Te adoro eres única. Quédate un minuto más. Mucho vampiros tipo Dracula. Su mundo chiquito, nuestra un galaxia. Tu luz brillante, Jupiter. Chorus 2X Bridge Chant/Improv.... Verse 3: Dime abuelo soy tu servidor. Tu bendición, quiero ser mejor. Este agua mar pacifico. Africano Duppy Conqueror. Camino? Mucho Blanco. Chorus 2X Bridge Chant/Improv.... Montuno / Prayer to Eggun (Yoruban Language) Awo! Awo! Ikianbela o La Osha Ambelawo! (5X) Shamboro! Ambelawo! (4X) Repite to end....
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CHORUS Yari Gemini Eres mia esas la que hay It’s been you and I We are gods and immortals don’t die Side by side we lie You come with me like the night sky On and on we fly It’s a shame they may never know why I’m gone they in back of me…. Stay in back of me Verse: I’ve never known you to cry Never is a very long time. Some days feel impossible Your day will come in time From the grave it’s a very long climb. No man is an obstacle If you believe in love let peace be upon you Forgive my malevolence Forgive yourself in time To the grave it’s a very long climb I fell, you came back for me When I ran, you ran after me, you lit my path for me Gemini x3 CHORUS Yari Gemini Eres mia esas la que hay It’s been you and I We are gods and immortals don’t die Side by side we lie You come with me like the night sky On and on we fly It’s a shame they may never know why (Lucumí Prayer for Ibeyí) Beyi La Omo Edun Beyi Beyi La Abequi Ya Ley

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IIII+IIII, pronounced “Edgy-Og-Beh” is the title of the nine song debut album from Puerto Rico’s critically acclaimed electronic ensemble, ÌFÉ.

Headed by San Juan based African American Otura Mun, himself a Babalawo or high priest in the Yoruban religion, ÌFÉ has captured the imagination and ears of the international community since releasing its first two singles, 3 Mujeres (Iború Iboya Ibosheshé) and House of Love (Ogbe Yekun).

Now, following successful European and North American tours, ÌFÉ releases its first full length musical offering, a 45 minute opening ceremony that seems equal parts blessing, adoration, and manifesto.

From its opening track to its closing prayer the album conveys a deep sense of spiritual intent, a sureness in its voice and purpose that is both brave and bold while maintaining the vulnerability and unsureness that the most intimate and honest of conversations always require.

It’s been clear from the beginning that ÌFÉ is in a space uniquely its own.From the way in which the music is conceived, a live electronic performance, no programming, to its component parts, Cuban Rumba, Sacred Yoruba praise songs, Jamaican Dancehall, and American R&B, to the way it moves seamlessly from English to Spanish to Yoruba, the music is willfully out of genre, yet focused and clear in a way that makes its newness seem rare, compelling.

Serene and floating at times, determined, erotic, and raw at others, the music is as improbable as it is natural, a youthful knowing sound, aware of the weight of its voice, the ground that’s been traveled, and the urgency and uncompromising fierceness needed to meet the day.

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released March 24, 2017

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ÌFÉ New Orleans, Louisiana

Founded by New Orleans based African American producer and percussionist Otura Mun, ÌFÉ is a futuristic live electronic music project blending elements of Afro-Cuban folklore and Yoruban religious music with the sounds of modern day Jamaican Dancehall, Trap and AfroBeat. The single most important electronic act in Afro-Caribbean music today, their 2nd album is slated for release in May of 2021. ... more

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