ABOUT THE MUSIC
“Lenelle Moïse’s music...has a beat that gets under your skin, fascinating rhythm, and a real theatrical power.” -Backstage
"Jazz, hip-hop, poetry, pop rock...powerhouse singing." -Curtain Up
"Armed only with their phenomenal voices and a JamMan loop machine, Moïse and Mosley perform Expatriate’s electrifying original musical score. Moïse’s sensual, velvety timbre is a sublime counterpart to Mosley’s glorious soprano, and her composition is hauntingly beautiful." -Go Magazine
THE EXPATRIATE AMPLIFICATION PROJECT is a sultry sonic map, stretching across the jazz, soul, urban, pop and neofunk genres. Poet and composer, Lenelle Moïse, created 14 songs with a loop machine, experimenting with vocal percussion, tongue trills, clicks, squeaks, melody, harmony and breath. Moïse’s smoky contralto joins forces with Karla Mosley’s winged soprano to sing playfully poly-rhythmic, sensual and politically-conscious music. Originally written for the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play "Expatriate," the CD's lyrics explore themes of homeland, love, sexual tension, addiction, survival, flight and freedom. THE EXPATRIATE AMPLIFICATION PROJECT, reminiscent of Zap Mama and french pop artist Camille, is a dynamic offering of bluesy ballads, scorching torch songs and shoulder-pumping duets.