Multi-Grammy Nominated Meshell Ndegeocello is a rare breed in the music industry. She has survived and weathered the ups and downs of the business by evolving musically, even against fans' expectations. But, even more, she has also evolved spiritually. She's like an older sister or close relative who you watch growing up right before your very eyes, from crazy and wild to mature and content within herself. From her first album Plantation Lullabies to her current Comet, Come To Me, musicians and authors André Akinyele and Jon O'Bergh try to capture the essence of Meshell's music from a fan's point of view through the contemplation of her musical journey that has been the soundtrack to our lives. The book combines personal reflections on how she has influenced and inspired the authors, and also takes the reader inside her music, explaining why she and her music are so powerful and successful.
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About the Author
André Akinyele is an entrepreneur, a musician, graphic designer, and author. He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Maryland and an Associate's of Arts Degree in Music Technology from Foothill College. He is the owner of Bombay Recording Co., Pearl Jazz Recording, and the Orange River enterprise. He has recorded under the names Marcel (1998–2004), Ajamu Akinyele (2005–2006), as the bandleader and bassist of the jazz-funk band Gemini Soul (2005–Present), and André Akinyele (2010–Present).
Table of Contents
Plantation Lullabies 9
Peace Beyond Passion 25
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape 49
Comfort Woman 69
The Spirit Music Jamia: Dance Of The Infidel 77
The Article 3 EP 85
The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams 91
Devil's Halo 105
Pour Une Âme Souveraine A Dedication To Nina Simone 125
Comet, Come To Me 131
Authors' Top Meshell Albums 156