Okay Acoustic: ÌFÉ Performs 'Bangah (Pico y Palo)' and Discusses the Song's Spiritual Roots in the Yoruban Pantheon

The lead singer of ÌFÉ breaks down the Afro-diasporan spiritual dimensions of his song BANGAH (Pico y Palo) and performs an acoustic version that will stir your soul.

PUERTO RICO—Okay Acoustic is a series of unplugged videos with our favorite musicians. For this installment we linked up with the Puerto Rican band ÌFÉ to do an almost-acapella version of a song from their new album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe). As a special treat we asked lead singer Otura Mun—a Babalawo or priest in the Ifá tradition—to explain some of the spiritual dimensions of the song and its relation to the orisha Ogun. 

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