Kaïssa | I Am So Happy

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I Am So Happy

by Kaïssa

Kaissa delivers her most compelling work, a stunning collection of songs. Seamlessly weaving African and American musical styles. Her rich and soulful voice, evokes the poise of Nancy Wilson, the feistiness of Nina Simone, the dignity of Miriam Makeba.
Genre: World: Afro-Pop
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1. Baka
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2. I Am So Happy
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4:14 $1.00
3. Eyala
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4:35 $1.00
4. Lonon
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5. Nengue Dipita
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6. Oa
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7. Mandjou
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8. Afro Beat
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9. Fanta
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10. A Ghetto In the Sahara
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11. Makala Ma Mbasi
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12. Myango
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13. Ntyilo Ntyilo
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14. Mamelodie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I Am So Happy, Kaissa’s sophomore release after her solo debut, Looking There shares messages of love, hope, joy, happiness and peace through many songs such as Nengue Dipita “keep the faith” feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. Lonon teaches the kids while entertaining them “smile with your heart not your teeth”. Eyala, let’s remember our past to better face our future, let’s listen to the voices of our elders.

I Am So Happy, is a lyrically bold and courageous endeavor bringing attention and raising awareness about everything from women’s struggle, immigrants plights, to corruption. While Kaissa takes great care to raise our consciousness, she never approaches a song with indifference; her music reflects the emotion she inherently finds in a lyric. It can be a brooding sadness, pathos, anger, wry humor, sassy wit or plain old-fashioned joy.

Kaissa has no fear; Her music is singular, unique and distinctive. With a rich and soulful voice, she evokes the poise of Nancy Wilson, the feistiness of Nina Simone, the dignity of Miriam Makeba.

Kaissa delivers her most compelling work, a stunning collection of songs that will resonate with music enthusiasts and the most discerning of listeners. Seamlessly weaving African and American musical styles, she explores the cadenced relationship between these cultures without compromising the integrity of either. She finds inspiration from the world around her, transcending all boundaries.

Cassandra Goins


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Lilian Haidar

Belle Kaissa
Gabriela mistral said " the artist is the soul of the people" and that rings so true when listening to Kaissa's music and seeing her perform, she brings forth depth , joy and gets you singing with her. Kaissa is an extraordinary singer and a soul that encompasses the richness of the African culture and experience.

I look forward to hearing the music and dancing to it !

Atika

Multi talented Kaissa
This album is the best i have listened so far this year ! 14 great songs in one album which a rarity in our era . Kaissa shows her versatility which is unique to her very diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. its worth every single penny!

Sheila

Another winner from Kaissa!
Kaissa's first CD, "Looking There" had been my very favorite CD of all time. Now, it has to share that honor with "I'm So Happy." Kaissa's got a wonderful rich voice and excellent musicality, and her band is top-notch. Her songs are a unique blend of afro-pop, jazz, and soul influences. I love them even when I don't understand the words, but the explanations in the liner notes share the inspiring messages in her songs. This is a "must-have"!

James Nadal allaboutjazz

Kaissa - I Am So Happy
Blessed with a vocal timbre which invokes aural images of her native Cameroon, Kaïssa, with this release, carries on the musical traditions of Africa with poise and precision. Staying true to her roots, she sings in the indigenous languages of Doula and Zulu, transcending barriers of translation with a sincerity which knows no boundaries or borders. With I Am So Happy, she has come into her own as a songwriter, producer, and musical artist, whose endowment is in full bloom.