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Six Women Strong

by Adaawe

International Women of the Drum and Voice performing fusion of African Diaspora music and rhythms, R&B/pop vocals, arresting Gospel vocal harmonies, and funky original creations.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Amampondo
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2. Jigbo
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3. Retribution
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4. Waka
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5. Aye Buur Yalla
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6. Sogolo
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7. Retribution, A Capela Version
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8. Amampondo Remix, Radio Version
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ADAAWE is six dynamic, diverse women creating rich organic music of the voice and drum, which comes from the heart and speaks to the soul!

In the Adaawe tradition of Ghana, West Africa, women gather in the moonlight to create music and sing songs about life's joys and sorrows. Through constant improvisation, they breathe new life into ancient music. Their spirit of celebration and strength is the inspiration behind ADAAWE.

These beautiful and skilled percussionists and vocalists come from all over the world, and their music is an international fusion of African Diaspora music and rhythms, R&B/pop vocals, arresting Gospel vocal harmonies, and funky original creations. ADAAWE's music is organic, spiritual, and exciting. They reclaim music as a force for healing and celebration. In this time of national turmoil, ADAAWE seeks to unite, with music that can reach every segment of our diverse American population. ADAAWE brings world music to the mainstream, African drums to pop culture, and meaning back to music.

Since 1996, ADAAWE has performed locally and nationally at colleges, universities, performing arts venues, music festivals, and community events. They have opened for James Brown, Mickey Hart, Los Lobos, Yolanda Adams, Sugar Hill Gang, Michelle Shocked, Spearhead, James Ingram, Harry Belafonte and many others. Their celebratory concert appearances are not to be missed, and their informative school shows reach the next generation with humor, fun and musical understanding.

They were featured in "The World Festival of Sacred Music - the Americas" documentary (Catchlight Films,2000); "Sister Celebration 2001", presented July 13th as part of the John Anson Ford Amphitheater's 2001 Summer Series; "Drum Magazine", March/April 2002 issue; and L.A. Direct Magazine, May 2004. ADAAWE's vocal percussion style was recently featured in a national Hyundai commercial. They currently appear in a movie trailer for KCRW, a Los Angeles radio station, in Laemmle Theaters.

ADAAWE is currently available for booking: school shows, festivals and concerts. Their debut CD, "Six Women Strong" is a feast for the ears that will keep you dancing and yearning for more! Buy it now!

"But the top music story at this year's festival was undoubtedly Adaawe, an L.A.-based rhythm and vocals outfit that featured seven talented and diverse women. Oh, there were other anticipated performers (Mickey Hart) who dazzled the crowd, but Adaawe blew away its audiences with its mix of high-octane percussion, funk, Gospel-infused lyrics and pure joy. The women, a melting pot of talent from Kenya, Morocco and Brazil as well as the United States, performed three times and became the talk of the festival.
- Alan Sheckter, Sixth Annual California Worldfest

Other Links:
www.joselynwilkinson.com/adaawe

http://www.bass-schuler.com/adaawe.html

http://www.newsreview.com/issues/chico/2002-07-25/review.asp

www.henhousestudios.com/artists/ mkpgartist.php?artistID=1001

http://arts.santa-monica.org/events/smfest2003.pdf

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Scott


Saw Adaawe at Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa. Album reflects what I saw and heard there. I listen to it a lot to start my day and to drum along with. Thank you for the healing energy.
Love and harmony,
SC
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Binah Wangai


Great album for dancers; those who teach dance, and those who just feel impelled to move their bodies and whirl their limbs about to the spirit of energetic and soulful, African inspired music. Track #4 is one of my favorites!;)
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Liz

Saw Adaawe on Hen House Studios
Saw Adaawe on Hen House Studios Video Show - Strong Women Drumming & Chanting - Love Track 4 Retribution - Very Empowering CD to listen to - Thank you, Adaawe
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Dijou

This album is AWESOME!!
A great introduction to the music of ADAAWE. These ladies really know how to sing soulfully and beat out the kind of kick-ass rhythms that will awaken your spirit! Another wonderful aspect of this album in particular is that it was made BEFORE the funky guitar was added to the band which, in my opinion, dilutes and unnecessarily modernizes their sound.
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