Steemit openmic week 99: Ide were were - cover

in #openmic3 years ago

This week I find myself at an applefarm in Kent, Britain. Picking apples all day is hard work, but the beauty of the appletrees is everywhere. Mother earth is showing off her beauty as each apple is different, beautiful full of sacred geometry.
So this week I will be playing the Mantra/Medicine song - Ide were were. This song is from the Yoruba people in Nigeria/Benin and is a tribute to the goddess Ochun.
Ochun is the goddess of love, beauty, wealth and is the unseen mother present at every gathering.

”Ide were were nita ochun
Ide were were
Ide were were nita ochun
Ide were were nita ya
Ocha kiniba nita ochun
Cheke cheke cheke
Nita ya
Ide were were.”

And also - coming soon a beautiful gem made by @chaifm. Can´t wait to share it with you.

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That was a very beautiful tribute to Ochun, thank you ;9)

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This is such a beautifully soothing song...
Loved it!

@passion-ground I really do think so too. Thank you for listening.

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I love this song! :)

What a magical experience yet again you have brought to us, the lucky ones, that know about you! I found your performance reminding me of the following:


That's one of my favorite songs ever by the way, so you're ranking pretty high with this one :)

Thank you for sharing!

Wow, it reminded you of this? I am honored.
This one is so beautiful!

I'm glad to hear that, it is actually just a small part of this bigger composition:

How I wish you could work on this Ide were were with Hans Zimmer, it would be epic beyond words :)

But I've been thinking of how to best describe what's happening when I personally listen to this cover of yours, without sounding too cheesy of course!

I think it goes something like this:

It feels like the Goddess Ochun herself is singing through you, teaching how to love, be kind, to forgive and how everything will be all right in the end, she will be always looking after us all. Like a mother singing a loving lullaby for her children but instead it's a goddess reaching out to whole humanity, rocking it gently to calming sleep with no worries.

I get this feeling also, that mothers all around the world sing this song in their own way to their children, probably that's why this song seemed so strangely familiar from the moment I heard it, it conveys some very fundamental emotions, that all of us need to be reminded of from time to time, and that are lacking in today's mainstream music business.

That's why I'd like to see you in Voice of, so you could reach those people. I bet there are millions who'd love to hear this song, and keep this in their heart until the end.

I did link this to couple of my friends, they've all liked it, with majority I'd go as far to use "loving it" as the best term.

I wonder how many more such gems like this there are to be found scattered around Africa within different tribes. If you ever have the chance, you should travel around to find them and share them with the world as you did with this one :)