Locspiration: Asa

Afro-French singer songwriter, Asa is a force to be reckoned with.  I was recently introduced to her by a friend and I can not stop learning more about her and her music.  A beautiful woman with a voice and message that we all need to hear.  She is a great example of embracing your full self. 

Asa grew up to the sounds of artists including Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey and Lagbaja and went on to draw inspiration from them.

“I want my music to touch people. As an African, I want to give hope back to my people, but also to speak in their name. I want to show the world that something beautiful and positive can come out of the black continent and inspire young people all over the world.”

Her aim is to transmit positive values, but also to put words to the things that hurt : Jailer, a song on her album, reinterprets the old adage “you reap what you sow”. This emblematic song with its irresistible refrain opens the album by denouncing modern slavery in all its forms.

For more information about Asa check her out here


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