Nitaishi – the album

3 Jun

Design Richard Ramchurn

This album charts our creative journey from Central Africa to Manchester,  from traditional African gospel songs to our own compositions, coloured by interaction with musicians from other cultures. We want these songs to reach out to everyone, to show the value of community spirit, and the hope of a better future for all. We sing of our struggles as migrants and of the power of community self-help and love.

Emmanuela Yogolelo, a vocalist from DR Congo who has sung in church choirs since the age of 6, is also a member of the prestigious Beating Wing Orchestra. Her voice combines the passion of Swahili-rooted gospel and sweet lyricism with an irresistible, Congolese dance groove, interwoven with the compelling harmonies of her two companions, Sandra Belezika and Mimi Kalumba. Emmanuela’s involvement as a member of the prestigious Beating Wing Orchestra has widened the group’s knowledge of different ‘world’ musical styles and facilitated their interchange with diverse musicians from the Orchestra, notably Cameroonian keyboard player, Serge Tebu’s jazz influence and Middle Eastern colour from Arash. Serge Tebu is also the producer of the album and has composed three of its tracks.

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6 Responses to “Nitaishi – the album”

  1. Kelvin Kabunga June 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Yeah, Emmanuela.
    Congratulations! How can i have your songs? I feel like crying, when i think i can hear again your angel voice, as the time we were together at ULPGL.
    Give news, and let me know, please.

  2. Kelvin Kabunga June 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Yeah, Emmanuela.
    Congratulations! How can i have your songs? I feel like crying, when i think i can hear again your angel voice, as the time we were together at ULPGL.
    Give news, and let me know, please.

    Kelvin Kabunga.

    • testimonygirls September 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

      Wangu, mtoto wa mama, sorry we could not get back sooner to you, were so busy taking the project to its conclusion. And every thing went just fine by the grace of God and all the glory is His. The concert last thurday went fine. Very soon you wil be able to watch one clip of that smashing nigth on youtube, but for now check out our clip kiliyo ya mama afrika emmanuela on youtube. Shortly we will send you informations on how to get a copie of our new and debut album Nitaishi. Thanks so much for your support, friendship and encouragment. God bless you. You can also find us on myspace and facebook as testimonygirls.

  3. tebuproductions June 27, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    i like CD cover

    • testimonygirls September 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

      We too like that smashing cover. Sorry that we could not get back sooner to you, were so busy taking the project to its conclusion. Thanks and God bless.

  4. willy July 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    God bless you Emmanuella and your team.Looking forward to greater things.Congratulations

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