Many are already familiar with the song "sea el santisimo" which we sing near the beginning of misa, and many of these songs are able to be listened to by spanish speaking artists, whose music groups arrange the words how they may differently or combine them. Most are familiar with the artists Los Nani, and their two albums: canciones espiritista & divina creacion, one I got on amazon, the other at a botanica. Oba Ire has a new album Espiritual. Beautiful album I purchased on itunes.
There are albums cajon pa muertos by Luca Brandoli Y Grupo Barracón
For this purpose it is important to learn the chorus. There is beauty in the spanish latin language, and how they have arranged them, but I will roughly translate in english so you will know what you are saying. By learning them you will be able to greater participate and practice the tradition.
The songs, for the most part share a similar beat, which are congo based called palos. In palo religion they call their songs mambos. They can even be stated as prayers.
Since I am partially writing this post for members of our temple, The first group is Los nanis
I will write out the sea el santisimo
Sea el santismio, sea Be it most holy (great) spirit, so be it
sea el santisimo, sea "
madre mia de la caridad, My mother of charity
ayudanos, amparanos Help us, protect us
en el nombre de dios In the name of god
ay, dios Oh god
Chorus for an africana or often with a mama Francisca song also called siento una voice:
I hear a voice
Siento una voz que me llama I hear a voice which is calling me
de lo profundo del mar from the depths of the sea
y es la voz de una africana its is the voice of an africana
que me llama/ a laborar which is calling us to work
Merciditas Valdez of cuban espiritismo starts with the egun song for the dead. The los nani song is called also sung in si la luz redentora.
y te llama con amor a la tierra and calls you with love to the earth
yo quisiera ver ese ser I would like to see that being,
cantandole al gloria divino manuel singing to the divine glory, manuel
Oye buen ser Hey good being
avanza y ven come forward and seen
que el coro te llama y te dice ven the chorus calls you and says you are
Ven buen ser Come good beings
avanza y ven forward and see
que el coro tel llama y te dice ven the chorus that calls you forward and be seen
She mixes and goes into other songs including sea el santisimo & a very pretty cleansing song at end
but at 3:45 my apprentices take notice to learn for upcoming baptisms. It is Oh venid, a version by Los Nanis as well.
the coronation song
Oh venid protectores Oh come protectors
Oh venid Oh come
Seres guia de nuestra mision Spirit guides of our mission
Oh! venid protectores a la tierra Oh come protectors to the earth
a ver que linda coronacion come to the beautiful coronation
En coronacion, en coronacion A coronation A coronation
bajan los seres lower (come down) the spirits