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MeShell Tells Berklee Students To Count Their Blessings

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    <p>Award winning singer/bassist/composer/producer <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Meshell Ndegeocello" rel="tag">Meshell Ndegeocello</a> capped a recent Berklee performance and master class with some words of wisdom from her years on the road and in the studio. <a href="http://www.berklee.edu/news/2005/11/meshell.html">Check out what she had to say.</a></p>
     
  2. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Wow I just love to read of people like this being humble.

    I've never heard any of her music but just became a fan as a human.

    Any suggestions for required listening?
     
  3. djcruse

    djcruse

    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    You should know going in that Meshell's music is not afraid to take on issues of race, gender, and sex. Some of her language can be raw. Just know that ahead of time.

    She is often cited as single-handedly creating the genre known as "neo-soul."

    That being said, some interesting listening from her includes:

    "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape"
    "Plantation Lullabies"
    "Dance of the Infidel: The Spirit Music Jamia" - this is her latest release, all instrumental, and more jazz influenced than the others

    Her playing and singing is raw, completely listenable, and always honest.
     
  4. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Some of this I'd heard previously and as a result was a little surprised at how human she seems, but then I guess the two don't necessarily have to be mutually exclusive.

    Looking forward to giving her a listen and thanks for the suggestions.