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Ekayani: Studio Collection

by Ekayani

Ekayani Studio Collection. The calssic 5 song ep is now available exclusively on the net through iTunes, etc. List below-If you like Laurie Anderson,Massive Attack,or even Portishead, you will enjoy this European flavored fusion.
Genre: Electronic: House
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Une Fille (Qui Parle de ses Desires)
7:42 $0.99
2. La Raihna
6:00 $0.99
3. Like Fire
5:04 $0.99
4. La Porte
5:27 $0.99
5. Comfort
3:30 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The EP is out of print but not out of circulation! You can buy these tracks together or seperately though many digital outlets including iTunes,Rhapsody, etc. La Raihna was turned into a music video summer 2006 Directed and produced by Kurt Ritta. See it on Meta Cafe,YOUTUBE, Myspace,and Calabash Music, and EKAYANI.NET! Directed & Produced by Kurt Ritta.
" Ekayani’s great R&B ballad “La Rainha” richly deserves being singled out. In the year since it was released on the Ekayani and the Healing Band CD Full Length, this wise, thoughtful, brilliantly meditative song has won a whole cluster of honors.
“La Rainha,” written by Ekayani during a series of thunderstorms in Paris and Lisbon, has beaten out literally thousands of other originals to place in the quarter- and semi-finals of the prestigious International Songwriters Competition and Billboard’s annual songwriting contest. It has been voted the New Century People’s Choice R&B Song of the Year by a wide margin, and earned the top slot for female R&B performance in the New Century Heatseeker annual rankings. It also finished in the top 40 overall Heatseeker songs of the year, as well as in the top 20 of the ranking’s Adult Contemporary category.
What are the ingredients of a classic in the making? I think Paul Mahoux’s brilliant music, as well as the technoguitar master’s stunningly empathetic playing here, help elevate “La Rainha” to essential status. But it is Ekayani’s lyrics that seal the deal. Her words are like the undiscovered vocal track to Coltrane’s magisterial “After the Rain.” Both compositions share a storm-pensiveness relieved by an exciting premonition of life resuming, signified by the existence and the performance of the songs themselves. Ekayani’s words are like the subtle cymbal ticks Roy Haynes uses on “After the Rain” to suggest the last drops of rain still falling. Nothing, including this elegant song of experience, can grow without the rain.
Here is “La Rainha” in its own closeup from Damn’It! Records, backed by a palate cleanser, the joyful, life-involved, dance-friendly “Like Fire.” Play “La Rainha” now, and don’t lose this disc, because you will want to play it again twenty years from now."

Ekayani Set to Take Northern Europe by Storm: Eclectic Indie R&B Artist Tours this Spring
Neo soul artist Ekayani is set to take her successful show to Northern Europe. Her acclaimed single "La Raihna", from the album "Full Length", is completing an astounding 60 weeks at the top of the R&B and Smooth Jazz charts. Now, she will bring her sweet sounds to The Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark this April and May.

(PRWEB via PRWebDirect) March 1, 2007 -- Ekayani, chart topping R&B artist, towers about the North American competition. Now she is set to conquer The Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark this spring. Fresh off a 60 week run at the top of the R&B and Smooth Jazz New Century Heatseeker chart, the six-foot tall former model turned musician, is visiting Europe on to mark the inclusion of her single "La Raihna" in the April issue of Global Rhythm Magazine. "Full Length", the album by Ekayani and the Healing Band, is out now on Damn'it Records.

Ekayani is a fascinating, eclectic figure in the world of pop music. The former fixture in the Parisian high-fashion scene, modeling for designers such as Dior, Veronique LeRoy, and Kansai Yamamoto. She lived in Europe for years and has performed in Paris, New York and Miami.

Ekayani's musical lineage stretches back to the greatest artists in a variety of genres. Composer David Amram has called Ekayani a "fantastic" reader of Jack Kerouac. Amram worked with Kerouac in the beat poet's pioneering 1957 New York City spoken word performance. Amram has also worked with legends such as Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Arlo Guthrie and scored such classics as the Manchurian Candidate, Splendor in the Grass and Shakespeare in the Park.

Ekayani and the Healing Band draw upon all these eclectic influences to to create a sound both familiar and entirely new.

Between April 20, 2007 and May 12, 2007, Ekayani will embark on a series of promotional appearances throughout Scandinavia and the Low Countries. She is scheduled to appear on Den Hauge FM's VleeschnochVisch with host Hubert Lock on April 23, 2007.

"La Raihna" is now a music video produced and directed by Kurt Ritta. The mini-movie features a series of New York City scenes, including Central Park, Café Charbon on the Lower East Side and the 24th annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island , and a sexy night shoot in water, in a multi- layered meditation on love. Written between Lisbonne and Paris during a series of thunderstorms, and recorded and mastered in New York, "La Raihna" is a multi-year hegira that includes a collaboration with French techno guitar master Paul Mahoux, who wrote the empathetic music and produced the multilayered sound on a crisp Gibson 335. To see the video, visit http://news.calabashmusic.com/world/ekayani_video

Number One on the New Century Heatseeker charts in America for an amazing 60 weeks in the R&B and Smooth Jazz category, "La Raihna" also was voted Number One R&B Performance for 2006 in NCEN's nationwide Internet vote. The World/Jazz/R&B song has also earned advanced rankings in the 2005 ISC and Billboard Magazine song competitions.

"La Porte" (The Door) is a rap/spoken word riff that was voted Number One for the week of May 15, 2006 in the Spoken Word category at American Idol Underground. Besides reaching the top spot at AIU, the online affiliate of the hugely popular television show, "La Porte" has chalked up another aggregation of honors: six weeks in the top 10, 29 weeks on the charts, Number One Female Performance in four separate weeks at American Idol Underground.



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L. Joseph

Nice Music for parties...makes you feel like dancing and having fun!
Nice rhythm for dancing and just getting into to the mood...you know when you just want the music to take you to a whole other place...well this CD does that for me. Pretty cool!

Ford Fallingstar

The depth, intellect and wisdom combined with amazing sound is unbelievable...
I have listened to only one CD more in my lifetime... and I listen to a lot of music. Ekayani's songs are stories. They are beautiful, intense, witty, revealing, sultry and will beckon one to listen to every word of her tales. Having seen Ekayani and the Healing Band perform is a theatrical treat. Her own moves and gestures take you around the world. Amazing music! I have bought the CD for people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all parts of the world...and people agree!

Gary Engel

touched my soul with an angelic sense of spirit

David Hooper

An excellent blend of production, musicianship, and atmospheric songwriting. One of the better discs I have gotten lately and one I'll keep in my collection. Recommended.


wonderful,hypnotic, relaxing,
Wonderful,hypnotic,sexy. Makes you feel nostalgic and wanting to travel into lands untraveled before. Great music.




Musical art, love, and beauty...a long, cool, warm,energizing drink. Thanks Ekayani.