OLUFINA BABA MI
African Yoruba Music of the New Land
CD is dedicated to the conservation of the Yoruba music and religion.
With that thought in mind we have recorded the songs with the
originality and order that they were handed down to us from generation
to generation by our ancestors.
In Yoruba worship, music plays a very important part. All worship is conducted using songs.
group is composed of a mixture of young men and women that are not only
different in ways but in their nationalities. A combination of talented
people from Cuba and the United States all united by one belief.
by Scott Elliot Dowling on the drum, Ishana Dowling on gourd and vocal,
Francisco and Antonio Bonne on lead vocal, gourd and bell, Sixto
Navaton, vocal and Gourd, all brought together by Oluo Henry Santos to
record this lasting masterpiece of Afro-Cuban music to be enjoyed
is a classic, the 2nd CD recorded of Afro-Cuban Music in the USA 1982
by the African Folklore group Olufina Baba Mi, one of the Original
Guiro established in Miami in the late 70s. This CD is recorded in the
traditional Ben Ben style (Oro). It is played just as if it was being
played for an Oro (or beginning of a Ben Be for Oshun). You will hear
songs for Elegua, Ogun, Ochosi, Babalu Aye, Obatala, Chango, Yemaya,
Oya, Orula and Oshun. All the music is played in a Guiro or Gourd style
using several Shakers, a congo drum and a Bell or Guataca. We are sure
that you will find this CD authentic and enjoyable and you will play it
over and over again.