ELLA ANDALL has worked consistently over the past three decades to establish herself as an artiste of international stature. Considered by many as a Caribbean Queen of Song – a chantuelle supreme, a high priestess of African-Caribbean music, Ella’s journey is one of power and potency.
From the early 1970s, Ella Andall emerged as a dynamic force among a new breed of peoples’ artistes in Trinidad and Tobago. With music as her main vehicle, she has dedicated her life to reach and teach the people, pushing a positive image reinforced with lyrical strength and fervour.
She articulates the struggle of the women, she provides sustenance for the children. Hit songs like Black Woman, Bring Down The Power, and more recently, Rhythm of a People and Missing Generation, brought Ella more awards in Caribbean music industry. In 1996 she was voted Best Female Artiste in Trinidad and Tobago, and in 1997 was the Caribbean Entertainer of the Year. Other awards include, NACC – Top 20 Stars of Gold – Calypso Award Ceremony – Say My Name (1997); Female Composer of the Year COTT (1998). She performed in the National Calypso Monarch show and the International Soca Monarch show (the two premiere music events in Trinidad Carnival).
The main message of this CD - Bring Down The Power is Ella's determination to overcome adversity. Not with war or confrontation but with love, melody, chant and rhythm.
Her most recent recordings explore the fundamental rhythms and chants of the Orisa religious traditions in the Caribbean. The drum and vocal tapestry of the high priestess Ella is woven with power and pride in albums like ‘Oriki Ogun’ and ‘Sango Baba Wa’.