In anticipation of the fashion-art exhibit Water Carry Me Go, curator Chinedu Ukabam has compiled a list of seven songs about water that inspired the exhibition. The exhibit is an ode to the African Diaspora, and the tracks are a reflection of that, spanning cities, continents, and genres. Take in some Jazz, Soul, Afrobeat, Cuban Rumba, and Gospel and get ready for Water Carry Me Go! If you know any other songs about water, please post them in the comments.
Mos Def – New World Water (United States)
Fela Kuti – water no get enemy (Nigeria)
Sir Victor Uwaifo – Guitar Boy (Mami Wata) (Nigeria)
Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – Rivers of my Father (USA)
Ibeyi – River (French Cuban)
Ella Jenkins – Wade in the Water (USA)
Celia Cruz – Yemaya (Cuba)