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Onyinye by Avion Blackman

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: World, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
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Genre-crossing solo project from Christafari chanteuse Avion Blackman.

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  1. 1. I Love You Father
  2. 2. Onyinye
  3. 3. Marvelous Beauty
  4. 4. I Thank You
  5. 5. Show Me
  6. 6. Sweet Love
  7. 7. Blue
  8. 8. Life
  9. 9. You're Not Alone
  10. 10. You'll Return
  11. 11. I'm Sorry
  12. 12. Heaven Above
  13. 13. Give Me Life
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Reviewed by Peter Dilley

She may be a singer with Christafari, but sanctified reggae isn't the only genre that Avion Blackman brings into her solo project. The bi-lingual title cut has clear African music influences ("Onyinye" is Igbo for "Gift"), and "Marvellous Beauty" and "I'm Sorry" are smooth and soulful, with Avion's voice bearing comparison with Sade. "You'll Return" is a tender inspirational ballad, and "Show Me" is built around the "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" vibe and chord sequence. But "I Thank You" does have that classic reggae sound, as does the delightfully relaxed opener "I Love You Father". Poignantly, four of the tracks were written by Avion's sister April, who died at the age of 20 - the album is dedicated as a celebration of her life. It's a real shame she never got to hear the recordings of her songs.

Style: World
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 13686
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: 689076220125
Items: 1
Release Date: 2005

Genre-crossing solo project from Christafari chanteuse Avion Blackman.

From the group Christafari comes a voice that has been described as "Sade meets Norah Jones with world music undertones". Avion's captivating blend of sounds include acoustic folk, reggae, African, Indian, Soca and R&B.

For more information about Avion Blackman, check the Avion Blackman Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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