Esther Smith – ‘Gye No Di’

Oct 24th, 2007 // 1 Comment

Only music already born out of a cultural collision–the gospel tradition of Ghana–could produce the strange, entrancing hybrid of this Esther Smith cassette, where the sophisticated sounds of mid-80s synth-pop meld with gorgeous Ghanaian vocal acrobatics. T-Pain could take lessons from the way Smith incorporates unearthly processing into her loosely woven harmonies. Course it helps that she can really sing. [Awesome Tapes From Africa]

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