<body>

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

THERE'S A WOMAN IN SOMALIA - SHE LIVES A LIFE SHE DIDN'T CHOOSE


SADE and her band are unique. She sings quietly but she is not shy about being a woman. “But then Helen Folasade Adu is a woman who has never had anything to hide. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria and raised in Colchester, Essex, where she moved at 4 after her English mother separated from her Nigerian father, she's spent her life trying to do what feels right, honest and true. Because by comparison nothing else has seemed as important. When she was growing up, Sade would listen to soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye. Singers uniquely attuned to the complex sensibilities of heartache and hope, who were skilled enough to create from those feelings, something lasting and transcendent.”


I hope you will listen and find her as moving and mesmerizing as I do…

………………………………

………………………………
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pSgee891zY
Sade – Pearl - Woman in Somalia, "Malaa gta ha soo degtee"
A singer with a conscience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay6LCPrcBlU

SADE – Lover’s Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN78mVK8sRw

Sade performing on a British TV show called "Wired".
Like Paradise and I Never Thought I'd See The Day
Also, Sade gives a short interview.

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comments:

At August 22, 2011 at 1:34:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came to your blog when I searched for SADE'S song to use in a campaign. Your interests in activism lead me to request your
contact information, please.
denise (use the at symbol here) deniselawrence dot com is my email address.

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home