Oya
Ibeyi Lyrics


Even if I feel the sun on my skin everyday
If I don't feel you
Even if I see the most beautiful thing up in the sky
If I don't see you

Take me oya, take me oya
Take me oya, take me oya

Even if my hand's skin catch the wind
Catch the cloud, if I don't see you
Even if I feel the sun on my skin everyday
If I don't feel you

Take me oya, take me oya
Take me oya, take me oya

Toi, le soleil, l'Uni, toi qui parles à mon coeur
Toi, le soleil, l'Uni, mais qui pars sans moi
Toi qui pars sans moi

Take me oya, take me oya
Take me oya, take me oya

Oya Wemilloro e
Oya Wemilloro e
Oya Wemilloro e
Oya Wemilloro e
Oya Wemilloro e

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: LISA KAINDE DIAZ, NAOMI DIAZ

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Tony Gohagan

There is an Artist on The Gram @honeiee - Hermione Rosales - who paints scenes from African Spirituality/Folklore/Mythology, she uses the western classical style as a way of transposing the subject matter into the frame of reference of the Renaissance and Greek Icons: presenting it in the same way as Westerners present Greek and Roman Mythology and Greek Orthodox Iconography... One of her paintings is about Oya and Shango!

Now, i heard this song a while back, but just this week found out its connection/meanings through said Painter, it's a fascinating discovery, to me.
There is also @thebeautifulartist - Penda Diakité - a Collagiste, whose collage is focused more on Personal Narrative/Documentation strongly rooted in her African Identity, Traditions and Experiences.


They are both very successful and, like Ibeyi, both are of Jewel Heritage (my way of saying Dual Heritage). . .
Are they favoured for their skin-colour, probably - that's a definite Western Legacy and inherent in Western Culture, though not exclusive to it, but that is a different story/topic; the real story is that Each of these Artists are using their Art to Promote their African Heritage.


I'll add that i am 'Jewel' too: Jamaican with African, Indian, and Cuban ancestors, as far as i know i don't have any western ancestors.



Bruno César

Even if I feel the sun on my skin everyday
If I don't feel you
Even if I see the most beautiful thing up in the sky
If I don't see you

Take me oya, take me oya
Take me oya, take me oya

Even if my hand's skin catch the wind,
Catch the cloud, if I don't see you
Even if I feel the sun on my skin everyday
If I don't feel you

Take me oya, take me oya
Take me oya, take me oya

Toi, le soleil, l'Uni, toi qui parles à mon coeur
Toi, le soleil, l'Uni, mais qui pars sans moi
Toi qui pars sans moi

Take me oya, take me oya
Take me oya, take me oya

Oya
Oya
Oya
Oya
Oya



All comments from YouTube:

SESSLE

They are CUBAN!!! Cuban culture is HEAVILY AFRICAN. Cuban is one of the many countries who still practice and live their African heritage. I am one of them!!

stephanie Sans

Jajajajajajaja jajajajajajaja don't Say dumps jajajajajajaja religion does not come from ignorant cuba. .. jjaajjajajajajajaj comes from Africa that the Cubans have made it public and with syncretism it is different ... obviously nobody is going to talk to them about IFA s

LuvLay Leo

Ashe

Van Boyd

@YHWH177177 this is a beautiful song and religion that shouldnt be ruined by racism because the palest of Cubans practices this shit heavy and go on to become babalawos ur trying to put hate in a place where it doesn't belong there are dark cubans and light Cubans doesnt make anyone any less Cuban than the other

lapoupee88

@Creed A. it s time to bring it back! it s never too late

Sarah Mci Hmn

they are Tunisian and Venezuelan by their mother and Cuban Nigerian by their father. Born & raised in Paris, France. Looooove their roots 😍

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Scape Goatee

It's about time we had a revival in genuinely spiritual music.

Kyo Sama

Pretty sure this is the music I've been looking for my whole life. This is indescribably beautiful.

Sara Jacobsen

i find most modern devotional songs for the orishas focus on yemaya and oshun, so it's nice to see and hear this song.

ColombaLá

Hear "Canto a Elegguá" from Sexto Sentido. ;)

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