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by Esther

African, Latin and pop come together on Esther’s debut EP, creating a soundscape that is alternately soothing and soaring and capturing feelings of love, gratitude, solitude and deep loss.
Genre: World: African- East
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mkokoteni
5:20 $1.99
2. Moment in Time
3:36 $1.99
3. Nipe Asali
3:25 $1.99
4. Lily of the Valley
4:50 $1.99
5. Sending You My Love
4:22 $1.99
6. Nipe Asali (Toshiyuki Yasuda Remix)
3:31 $1.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This EP is Esther Thirimu’s first solo effort. The album explores a range of emotions, from love to despair, from gratitude to the solitude of deep loss. The songs are in English and Swahili, incorporating African and Latin rhythms blended with pop and country influences. The EP contains five songs and one remix, representing collaborations with some of Tokyo’s premiere indie music talents, including producers Toshiyuki Yasuda and David Jimenez. Esther weaves alternately soothing and soaring vocals creating an excellent choice for music lovers seeking a new experience.

Esther Thirimu
Esther is a Kenyan singer-songwriter based in Tokyo, Japan. She was involved in several gospel, RnB, jazz, soul and rock music projects before she decided to pursue a solo music career in March 2014.

She has sung on a number of popular TV shows in Japan, including Nodojiman the World and Monomane Grand Prix, and provided live backup vocals for major local and international artists, such as Mariah Carey and Kato Miliyah. She also delves into acting on TV and the big screen, most notably landing a role in the Japanese movie Pikanchi Half.

Esther travels around Japan performing at company events, hotels, weddings and festivals, serenading crowds in Japanese, English and Swahili. She just likes to sing.

"I really like to sing." - Esther



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J.J. Koester

GREAT album!
Love it! Short though it is, it spans about as many genres as there are songs. All of them are well-crafted and executed. Looking forward to future releases!