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    The music video for "Eleggua" by Daymé Arocenia, filmed in Havana, just popped up on my news feed. I really like the way the artist blends traditional religious melody with Afrobeat. You'll hear a lot of Cuban-accented Yorùbá, and see what traditional dress for many Lukumí practitioners looks like, complete with elekes (beaded necklaces).
    http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/daym...-ode-santeria/

    This got me thinking about pop music which references the Òrìshà, like Beyoncé costuming as Òshun at her 2017 Grammy performance …
    https://vimeo.com/203941448

    … or the Desi Arnaz song about Sònpònna linked in the most recent Kickstarter update. Capoeira songs mention the Òrìshà pretty frequently as well. I'm also a huge fan of Monkey, Damon Albarn's Journey to the West-based concept album.

    Do you have favorite songs about mythical figures?


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    Hadestown, a concept album retelling the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.


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    • #3
      A few of The Sword's early albums were all about Viking mythology.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
        Hadestown, a concept album retelling the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
        I almost got to go to the most recent production of this in New York! I did get to hear Anaïs Mitchell talk live about it though. She's great.


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        • #5
          Verdi's opera Aida

          Iron Maiden's "Flight of Icarus"


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            Not sure how accurate this is to Scion. But thought it fit perfectly for V:tM

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            • #7
              let's say that this remember me scion.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um1hh6QsWsU

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              • #8
                Hmm. Can't believe I forgot Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song".

                Also, Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses", Donovan's "Atlantis", and a number of songs by Robert Johnson.


                What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
                Voltaire, "Tolerance" (1764)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Robert Vance View Post
                  Hadestown, a concept album retelling the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
                  That's what inspired my interpretation of Persephone at my table, with her cycle to the world of the living and back bringing the respite of light, life, etc to the underworld. The garden Hades gives her to tend growing into Elysium (which accounts for the shift in portrayal of the Underworld in earlier vs later Greek Myth - it originally was desolate for everyone, but Persephone changed that over time).
                  Last edited by glamourweaver; 06-15-2017, 12:36 AM.


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                  • #10
                    Heather Dale 'Mordred's Lullaby' and 'the Kings Sword'

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                    • #11
                      Disturbed - Deify Perfect song for an antagonist.

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                      • #12
                        Eluveitie's A Rose for Epona seems to be a good inspiration for the Nemetondevos


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

                          That's what inspired my interpretation of Persephone at my table, with her cycle to the world of the living and back bringing the respite of light, life, etc to the underworld. The garden Hades gives her to tend growing into Elysium (which accounts for the shift in portrayal of the Underworld in earlier vs later Greek Myth - it originally was desolate for everyone, but Persephone changed that over time).
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                          • #14
                            On the lighter side of things, talking about trickster antics on another thread reminded me of this one:

                            The Gods Are Not Crazy


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                            • #15
                              Barrule's "In Search of Manannan" gives me chills when I hear it. Crazy dreams too. You can find it on Youtube. Traditional and contemporary Manx music.

                              www.barruletrio.com is their webpage. I definitely recommend this band!
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