El film Havana Instant tiene como tema de presentación el track La Gozadera, de Yoruba Andabo…

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Havana Instant / A Moment in Havana, film directed by Guillermo Ivan (Mexico / Cuba) and filmed entirely in the city of Havana, Cuba in a co-production between Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and the United States, was awarded on September 7 at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival in which had its world premiere to a full house.

 

 

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Long for Home: day 9

Moving East to West

Green lace outfit Taken by my lovely friend, Amy Jo 🙂

(March 10, 2015)

I forget that language only really works by immersion. It’s harder for me to remember Yoruba because I don’t hear it all the time. I have to work a bit harder to keep my mother-tongue alive.

Green Lace outfit A close-up of the fabric

Today, I found a new Yoruba artist and I jammed out to her songs while I packed up my apartment. I felt at home again. I could wrap my mouth around the delicious tones of my language; I could move my hips to the beat; I could hear all the layered meanings of words I would never be able to fully express in English. My soul sang.

I love Yoruba.

Green Lace outfit Happy 🙂

Adebank Olubukla Alabi


Song of the day: “Sisi Eko” by Darey

(You can also listen my ṣe jẹjẹ” Spotify playlist if you want……

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Ancient Rhythm, though I traveled far, I am Africa!

Ana Elrich

I’ve been listening to a lot of old Calypso songs lately. This one really encapsulates my feelings as a child of the African Diaspora.

Ancient Rhythm
By Singing Sandra (2003)

From across the continent that some once described as dark
I feel a vibration, feel a rhythm, feel a spark
When my spirit is feeling low, this natural mystic lifts me so
Like a bongo or Orisha drum, deep in the Congo calling me, “Sandra, come!”

Ancient rhythm!
Makes me feel to dance!
Rhythm!
Dance, dance, puts me in a trance!
Ancient rhythm!
I can’t control mih feet!
Rhythm!
Can’t resist the beat!

I was scarred by their whip, I was tarred on their ship
I was used, I was wronged but that can’t keep me down
Though my face they may scorn, they crown me with thorns
I’m the root, I’m the rock, resolute like mih locs!

Ancient rhythm!

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