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ARTIST
TITLE
Azul Y Verde
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
IFREAK 011EP IFREAK 011EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/16/2009

"September 2008, Nima Gorji is spending 1 month at the house of his friend babalow Baba Ifa Leri Oma in Ibiza. In Cuban Santeria, a babalow is the father of secrets, a shaman, a spiritual guide. The philosophy of IFA was brought by the slaves from Afrika, especially Nigeria, to the Caribbean islands. It became Santeria in Cuba, Vodoo in Haiti, Condomble in Brasil. The Yoruba language is used in the Santeria's books and the ceremonies as chants. Nima assisted some ceremonies where the babalow is cleaning someone's soul, energy, or aura, and established a direct connection with a special energy called orisha. Each orisha has specific attributes like a color, tools, beats, and various patterns of percussion rhythm. Nima is listening to all these beats coming directly from Cuba, he samples some parts, and produces a new EP: Azul Y Verde. 'We Are Blue' is a tribute to Yemaya, the mother of the sea. She represents maternity, fertility, and life on earth in general. Her color is blue and her number 7. The chant is performed by Lazaro Ross a Cuban artist who died in 2005. Lazaro was a legendary Akpwon, or lead singer in the Yoruba tradition. 'Warriors' is a tribute to Oggun, another main orisha. He represents the force and the work of human kind. He is working with metal, and he always carries a knife. His color is green and his number is 3."