Apr 12, 2010

Lazaro Ros and Grupo Olorun - Olorun 1 (reup)

barabara sounds sez:
There's been plenty of interest in this one, so I decided to reup it, this time at higher bitrate.
It gets deeper all the time...

...and (to save you time digging back down into my archives) here's my original post:

There are plenty of people who know a lot more than me about the Yoruba/Orisha religion and the praise music for the various gods. All I can say is that the old religion of the Mother Continent underpins all the music that comes out of Cuba. On one level, the rhythms of the drumming and the call and response-style chanting seem simple; but at the same time they are compelling and profound. This is probably the first time this music has appeared in the blogosphere.

Here's a comprehensive list of Orisha music (originally put together by Ish, the man behind the primo, not-to-be-missed Ile Oxumare) that offers a multitude of possibilities for further listening.
And here is an article on women's contribution to the sacred music. Definitely worth a read.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

reup your comments here — anonymously if you prefer...

http://www.mediafire.com/?4z2czxmoyuo

Anonymous said...

here we go again...

m4a files (2 parts)
Pt1: http://www.mediafire.com/?4z2czxmoyuo
Pt2: http://www.mediafire.com/?z3myjz0roxg

the jazzstronaut said...

Missed out on this first time round. Cheers for the re-up.

Newk said...

Thanks so much for the re-post! Looking forward to spending time with the album in its entirety. What I did hear was beyond my expectations.

taro nombei said...

You're welcome!

taro nombei said...

@ Newk
yes this one is deep indeed. glad to oblig.
cheers!

Newk said...

I'm so sorry to be a pest, but yet again one of the tracks is corrupted, this time #8. I made the mistake of deleting the first download attempt when attempting the second. Can you please please post one more time? Perhaps I'm lacking in ashe.

taro nombei said...

no shortage of ashe over here... Let's see what we can do ;-)

Anonymous said...

@ Newk (and anyone else):

track 8:
http://www.mediafire.com/?idgwm05mitm

Anonymous said...

It would be really great if someone could reupload this one...

taro nombei said...

Someone could always ask TN.

taro nombei said...

Seriously though… I will reup it just as soon as I can find it (and burn it etc).
I know it's there somewhere in my den…

Anonymous said...

new mp3 link here:

https://www.mediafire.com/?j205takj4caaw8o