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A?a

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by Asa
 
European and American audiences often somewhat patronizingly think of African pop music as being somehow more "pure" and "elemental" than their own. However, the marvelous thing about the first full-length album by Nigerian soul belter Asa is that the singer/songwriter has created an album that's as immediately accessible as

Overview

European and American audiences often somewhat patronizingly think of African pop music as being somehow more "pure" and "elemental" than their own. However, the marvelous thing about the first full-length album by Nigerian soul belter Asa is that the singer/songwriter has created an album that's as immediately accessible as Duffy's Rockferry or Adele's 19 in its blend of R&B, pop, and vintage soul. Even the one track in Asa's native tongue, "Eye Adaba," wouldn't sound out of place on a Corinne Bailey Rae album. ~ Charity Stafford

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Downtown
UPC:
0878037005028
catalogNumber:
70050

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Asa   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Laurent Vernerey   Bass,Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Pascal Danaé   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Françoise Gneri   Alto,Viola
Emmanuelle Cohen   Cello
Regis Ceccarelli   Drums
Benjamin Constant   Conductor
Caroline Lasfargues   Violin
Michael Ohayon   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Cobhams Asuquo   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Magic Malik   Flute
Virginie Buscail   Violin
Jean-Paul Minali-Bella   Alto,Viola
Nadine Pierre   Cello
Lyodoh Kaneko   Violin
Janet Nowse   Background Vocals
Boffi   Percussion,Drums
Ayako Tanaka   Violin
Janet Nwose   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Christophe Dupouy   Engineer
Benjamin Constant   Arranger,Programming,String Arrangements,Audio Production,Instrumentation,String Conductor,String Score,Additional Production
Asa   Composer
Cobhams Asuquo   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
François Galinier   Artwork
Sebastien Viguier   Arranger,Engineer,Audio Production,Additional Production

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A?a 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
music_is_my_love More than 1 year ago
this is ultimately a pretty chill album... its good music with good beats and melodies... i think that a lot of people with different music tastes could like this album... its for more than just one genre of listeners... its a little mellow but has soul and her voice is smooth...