Happy Thursday folks! I’m back at it again with a group of musicians who are absolutely killing the game. Thandiwe and Niambi Sala from D.C. make up the neo-soul hip-hop group OSHUN and are spreading the word of love to whoever is down to listen.

Oshun is the Yoruba Western African goddess, spirit or deity of fresh waters, streams and rivers.  She governs over beauty, love, prosperity and fertility. She manifests femininity and for the girls of OSHUN she represents being comfortable in your own skin, embracing your body and your sexuality as a woman. Thandiwe and Niambe met in college and were inspired by the energy of Oshun to come together and create music.

The purpose of OSHUN’S music and performances is to spread the messages of Oshun. Since no one is the”enemy of water”, Oshun and her followers should not be feared, instead respected.  Through their music OSHUN wants to empower women and all people to be productive in their communities as well as confident and comfortable in their own bodies. Thier lyrics are meant to inspire creativity, awareness and love throughout all communities. They preach that individuals are small pieces of one world. We are all reflections of each other, so just as you see one person succeeding you can succeed as well. Just as someone can admire a pice of art and connect to it, we can connect with people as well because we see a part of ourselves in that piece of art or in that other person.

OSHUN’s music is meant to inspire people to tap into the universe and see themselves as a little part of one big beautiful world. So dope, hope you can enjoy them as much as I do.

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Aurora Valdez

Bringing you your weekly dose of music and feminism. Catch me Thursday's on "The Eargasm" from 8 pm - 9 pm and on KCR's music blog for MUSICOLOGIA FEMINISTA.