House of Love (Ogbe Yekun)

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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.

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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.
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....

credits

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

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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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