Azania’s powerfully beautiful and passionate voice is enraptured in groovy soul music reminiscent of the 70’s soul era in this highly-anticipated debut album, « Rising ».
by MsKH29 (iTunes)
« I LOVE Azania! What an amazing, clear, soulful voice! If you ever get the chance to see her live, do NOT miss it!!! She glows on stage!!! »
Fantastically soulful singer
by LoopyChew (iTunes)
« Bought the album after listening to her sing live. The music is wonderful but her voice is the real treasure. Absolutely worth the purchase. »
Outstanding Debut Album
by Gregg Robins (iTunes)
« It is a special thing when we see a talented, passionate artist/songwriter put out an album that captures that talent and passion so well – and all the more so in a debut album. Azania here has put out a varied collection of songs that are both soulful and funky, and yet make one want to dance, clap, and smile. Whether you like the fine rhythms or the moving, quite personal ballads, there is something here for you.
I have been fortunate to have seen Azania in concert – the album includes her excellent signature concert tracks of « All of my life » and « Rising up » – and she is a remarkable performer. But for me I was delighted to find her talents on display in these fine recordings, with well balanced instrumentation, including soothing piano – especially on « Blow me away » – and moving, even haunting guitar solos on « Yesterday », a song filled with emotion and powerful sentiments. The tracks are nicely arranged, and feel full without feeling crowded.
The album is well put together in terms of variety and flow of the tracks, and it is a great listen through. If you have seen Azania perform you would surely be happy to have this collection of studio tracks, and if you do not yet know Azania, you would be well advised to do so, and this album would be a great start. »
Azania is a STAR!
by Quams (Amazon)
« Don’t let this woman beautiful face fool you, she can not only sing. She can SANG!!! That whole cd is filled with sweet soulful sounds that deliver a positive message. The only thing better than listen to this cd is actually catching her in concert with her skillful musicians. It’s quite the show. »