Posts Tagged ‘Alternative Music’
Odu means womb and Odu refers to any opening between Heaven and Earth or the visible and the invisible realms of existence. Odu Osa Meji
This is the essence of the matter: The creative power of women rests in the womb; her ability to open the door for the souls of the ancestors to move from the non-physical into physical existence. In this manner women have the Power to “uphold the world.” Death is mitigated by the guarantee of physical rebirth. The physical cycle of life becomes as fluid; eternal.
Master Drummer, Francisco Aguabella, passed away on May 9, 2010 in California. Aguabella, a master of Orisha song, drum and dance came to the United States in the 1950’s and with other greats such as Patata and Tito Puentes. together these masters blasted open the doors of Salsa, Latin and Jazz music. the following clip is a tribute to the Influence of Aguabella and his master friends. Aguabella passed away of cancer in his home. May he fly in piece with Ancestor and Orisha.
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We share this poem, a tribute to the passing of the great Lena Horne, written by Oakland’s own Paradise Free Jah Love! It was shared on Face book, but is too beautiful a piece to keep quiet. Lena touched and inspired many. May we be inspired by the grace of her passage home. Thanks, Paradise, for these beautiful words.
Dragon Head Music Staff