He was issued with the task of building the earth by sky God Olorun, Who gave him blueprints, a handful of mud, a chain, a five-toed chicken, and detailed instructions.
Unfortunately, on his way to perform this important task, Obatala accidentally gatecrashed a Godparty and spent the rest of the evening roaring Oduduwa pinched the holy building materials and attempted to build the earth himself.
Advised by a friendly chameleon, he lowered the chain over the edge of heaven, climbed down, and tossed the lump of mud into the primeval sea. The chicken hopped onto the mud and began scratching it in all directions.
Pretty soon there was a decent size landscape and thus the earth was born, Olorun was so pleased with Oduduwa that he promoted him to God of the earth, while the disgraced and boozy Obatala was put to work making mankind as punishment.
If you ever wondered why humans aren't quite as perfect as they should be, remember, Obatala was drunk at the time.
THIS RECORDING WAS PRODUCED BY THE VOICES, RHYTHMS AND VIBRATIONS OF ALL WHO WERE PRESENT, SHARED WITH THE ENERGIES OF THOSE WHOM COUDLN'T ATTEND PHYSICALLY BUT WERE THERE IN SPIRIT.
I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CELESTIAL EXISTENCES.
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING IS TRULY SPECIAL, YOU WON'T WANT TO LET IT GO. NO MATTER WHAT OBSTACLES YOU HAVE TO ENDURE. YOUR DREAMS, FANTASIES AND DESIRES ARE UNIQUELY YOUR OWN, THEREFORE NEVER EXPECT ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ART THAT LIES DEEP WITHIN YOU. FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND I GUARANTEE YOU THAT AT THE VERY LEAST YOU WILL CREATE A CANVAS WITHIN YOUR MIND FAR BEYOND YOUR OWN IMAGINATION.
- JOAQUIN "JOE" CLAUSSELL
released March 1, 2005
Performed by Los Tambores Bata De Carlos Gomez
Recorded LIve during the Scared rhythm Invocation party at " LOVE " New York on Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
Portryaed by Joaquin " Joe " Claussell for Sacred Rhythm Music.
Master of Ceremony - Jose " Cohise" Claussell
Babalawo - Hito