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ABIAH

2016-07-25
Showtime: 8:00PM
Doors Open at 6:00PM

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ABIAH

With a voice reminiscent of Nina Simone, critics and fans alike are lauding his presence as performer, storyteller, and composer. A citizen of the world, ABIAH stems from Ghana, raised in the United States and Italy and as a result, nurtures and infuses his music with rich diverse cultural elements and influences. ABIAH has been touring with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper, as well as performing sold out concerts at the Blue Note Tokyo, Blue Note NY, Joe's Pub, The Apollo Theater, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and numerous festivals throughout Europe and Asia.



Recent months have seen ABIAH contribution on a succession of innovative music projects, including NAACP Image Award nominated Nickelodeon film “Little Ballers” in which ABIAH wrote the theme song; vocal production on the Academy Award (Oscars) nominated film soundtrack, “What Happened Nina Simone,” and vocal contributions to the Netflix series “The Get Up” by Baz Luhrmann.

ABIAH's new album, BOTTLES, is an album that was inspired by a chance encounter with shards of glass during a video shoot in Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Currently in the Top 100 albums on the Billboard Music Charts, the songs featured on the album are almost all related to “the feeling of being content with your content, just like a bottle...what goes in, is exactly what comes out.” Sonically, BOTTLES is a collection that grooves, swelters, and swings with symphonic pulse while ABIAH takes inspiration from classical music, soul, and world music syncopation. ‘BOTTLES’ features a collection of renowned collaborators. Co- produced by collaborator Keith Witty (Amel Larrieux’s “Lovely Standards,” Thiefs), the first single ‘Sorry’ is a song that ABIAH wrote to help to repair his relationship and make amends with apologies. ‘Sorry’ and the accompanying video directed by collaborator award-winning photographer and filmmaker Scott Gordon Bleicher was featured on Tidal’s Discovery program and Essence Magazine’s New & Next column.

The album’s second single ‘Crazy’, a reimagined cover of ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce, is available as free download for music lovers that join the ABIAH mailing list at www.abiahmusic.com/contact. “Crazy” with soulful and haunting accompaniment, ABIAH borrows a motif from Beethoven while drummer Chris Eddleton, constructed a rhythmic pattern densely formed from drum and claps.

On the album ABIAH and Keith Witty collaborated on the single “Gone” which highlights a world music pulse while displaying ABIAH’s signature vocals and the enchanting sounds of guitarist Marvin Sewell. BOTTLES also includes “Darling Be Mine,” a masterful duet with vocal powerhouse, Avery Sunshine.

Answering its global demand, BOTTLES was recently released in Europe, Hong Kong & China under the Plaza Royal Co/Universal Records umbrella. BOTTLES is also available in Japan via BBQ Records and Taiwan via Jingo Records.

 

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