“Mother Lada” (Лада матушка – Lada Matushka) is a mantra-like calm and beautiful song by lead singer Svetozar and the band AuraMira, a slavic revival ensemble from Russia.
Lada is the Spiritual Mother, one of the three aspects of the trinity in the Slavic tradition. This song is a harmonious hymn to her in the role of the life-giving Mother Goddess.
The lyrics of this song translated into English work out to something like:
Mother Lada, the pure one, the virgin [literal: she who gives birth to god/gods], (the light giver).
Bring us joy, oh beneficent one, the people [mankind/the nation] are with you.
Below is the original Mother Lada song from AuraMira’s album Мира всем мирам (meaning “peace to all the worlds”) on the band’s SoundCloud, which also features a beautiful album cover depicting the Mother, Father, and Sun beneficently overlooking and upholding the Slavic people who reach out to them from the earth:
This song has now been added to our traditional Slavic music gallery. More songs like it can be found here:
Thanks to Jordan for posting and writing about this song in the forums!