ANITA ZENGEZA

Anita Zengeza

Artist : Anita Zengeza

Release Date : August 27, 2013
Label : Whatabout Music
Format : CD

Produced and mixed by Dave Bianchi in The Emergency Room Studio

Mastered by Kelly Hibbert

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After having traveled the world, Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Anita Zengeza was drawn by the magic of Barcelona, and it was there that she found inspiration to begin recording her debut self -titled album.

13 incredible musicians collaborated on this album, creating a rich fusion of sounds and colours. Anita’s songs are influenced by different cultures and genres of music – a creation so unique and personal that it becomes a genre in itself. Her voice is unique and expressive, full of sweetness and strength, a serenity that you can feel in each note.

This CD is a musical and emotional exploration that displays the creative journey that she has lived during the last few years, a journey that we can all travel together.

 

  • Anita Zengeza – guitar, voice, sounds
  • Miquel Ubach – bass guitar
  • Roger Martini – drums, percussion
  • Giuseppe Moretti – percussion
  • Oriol Roca – drums
  • Fidel Minda – percussion, body percussion, beatbox
  • Mû – vocals
  • Fran Bartlett– cello
  • Lisa Bause – violin
  • Nicholas Dominic Talvola – trumpet
  • Marc Mena – flugelhorn
  • Mathieu Aupitre – saxophone
  • Ignasi Coromina – electric guitar
  • Binod Katuwal – Bansuri Flute

SAMANTHA DE SIENA – HERE INSIDE

Here Inside

Artist : Samantha de Siena

Release Date : May 4, 2010

Label : Whatabout Music

Format : CD

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It’s easy to imagine Samantha De Siena lost amongst the cobbled streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, laughing at the moon and piecing together the eight little gems that make up this bohemian dreamer’s sublime debut album, Here Inside. It’s very difficult not to fall to your knees at her feet while listening to a piece as delicate as I’m Coming. It almost sounds like a subtle mixture between the most transparent of Beth Gibbons and the most disconcerting of Cat Power.

 

  • Samantha de Siena / voice, acoustic guitar
  • Ismael Dueñas: piano, rhodes
  • Maru Di Pace: harp, acoustic guitar
  • Ivo Saint: viola, violin, handsaw, spoken word Here inside
  • Sasha Agranov: cello, saw
  • Nicholas Dominic Talvola: trumpet, flugel horn
  • Miguel Serna Dominguez: double bass, electric bass
  • Oriol Roca: drums
  • Mû: bells, pan
  • Sebastian Crispo: slide guitar
  • Borja Duñó: electric guitar
  • Marc Curcio: electric guitar
  • Danny ‘the Lip’ Lippitt: harmonica
  • Amanda Jayne: accordion
  • Paul Sessions: tuba
  • Dave Bianchi: glockenspiel
  • Pablo Arias: backing vocals
  • Rizumik: beatbox, voice, acoustic guitar

 

www.samanthadesiena.com

Press

 

A compilation of songs, as fragile and delicate as her voice, enriched with exuberant arrangements which carry us into a universe as luscious as a greenhouse garden… Her music, which isn’t easy to classify, reminds us of Joanna Newsom’s dreamy folk. Time Out Magazine (June 2010)

 

Singer-songwriter debuts with an evocative and beautifully unique voice. The music matches perfectly, reminding us of the graceful way in which Tom Waits dishevels his own albums. El Periódico (September 2010)

 

Folk, coloured by strong influences of jazz, accompanied with delicate arrangements, together paint the beautiful picture that characterises this composer. Her voice at times reminds us of Beth Gibbons from the nineties, and at other times echoes Cat Power in her first albums. Here Inside is an elegant exercise in style, and a wonderful demonstration of the spell that was cast over this city, as it gave birth to new talent within each music genre. Mondosonoro (November 2010)

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