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"House of Love (Ogbe Yekun)," ÌFÉ's second single is a ghostly, beckoning musical offering. Recorded live using improvised electronic instruments, ÌFÉ mixes Cuban Rumba with the digital sounds of Jamaican Dancehall, creating a musical space and expression altogether its own. At times tender, at other moments seductive and flirtatious, the song is an invitation / an offering to those forces that walk among us and a reminder that life is nothing if not a constant act of giving to receive.
Written and performed by Otura Mun // June 2015
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.
Verse 2: Te adoro eres única.
Quédate un minuto más.
Mucho vampiros tipo Dracula.
Su mundo chiquito, nuestra un galaxia.
Tu luz brillante, Jupiter.
Verse 3: Dime abuelo soy tu servidor.
Tu bendición, quiero ser mejor.
Este agua mar pacifico.
Africano Duppy Conqueror.
Camino? Mucho Blanco.
Montuno / Prayer to Eggun (Yoruban Language)
Ikianbela o La Osha Ambelawo! (5X)
Repite to end....
released January 25, 2016
Written by M. Underwood for Discos Ifá (ASCAP)
Lead Vocal: Otura Mun
Chorus Vocals: Rafael Maya, Kathy Cepeda, Yarimir Cabán, Otura Mun
All Music Recorded Live by ÌFÉ: Beto Torrens, Jhan Lee Aponte, Rafael Maya, Otura Mun
Recorded in Casa ILÉ ÌFÉ // Santurce, PR June 2015
Mixed by Stuart Sikes // Austin, TX
Mastered By Matt Schultz // Austin, TX
Album Artwork by Zachary Hale
A powerful synthesis of electronic sound and afro-caribbean language, ÌFÉ is a bold new project from Puerto Rico based
African American drummer/producer/singer Mark Underwood, aka Otura Roso Mun. Underwood, an Ifá priest in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of PR's most important musical voices....more