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Thursday, March 4, 2010
When Parallel Lines Meet - Album Sampler
I remember the first time I heard Manisha Shahane sing…it was on a YouTube video, and even via that recording, the pure, versatile beauty of her voice and energy of her soul came through… I have been a fan ever since.
Each song on this album tells a story, and the arrangements vary from (my unofficial terms) jazz to world music to a contemporary-classic folk feel with a richness that can’t be categorized. Because the lyrics tell stories, you can listen to every word; because the music is cool, unique, beautiful, you can play the album simply to soothe and rejuvenate your spirit. It’s impossible for me to pick faves from the 10 tracks, but if I had to, I’d say “Girls Gone World,” “How Things Change,” and “In Search of Yaman.”
My eclectic musical tastes run from classic jazz greats -- Ella, Nina, Lena -- to Jimi Hendrix, to anything with flute (jazz, Telemann, Native American), to electronica, to medieval a cappella music performed by Anonymous Four.
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Review of When Parallel Lines Meet: New Album From Manisha Shahane in 2010
To commemorate the International Women’s Day Soma is delighted to invite you to engage with a panel of three women fiction authors (and creative communicators using diverse genre and media)—Elieshi Lema, Beatrix Mugishagwa and Irene Sanga on
Friday, 5th March, 2010 at the Café from 6.00 to 8.00 PM
Who will share their writing experiences, recurring themes in their works, where they draw their inspiration from, challenges they have faced over time and what prospects they see for women and women authors as we close the first decade of a new millennium compared to their own times.
Issues raised by the panelists will be further discussed in an open forum punctuated by readings of texts from some women writers, poetry recitation by Langa Sarakikya and spontaneous show of talents from the audience.
Don’t miss this exciting forum!
Welcome, karibu and invite a friend…
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