WELCOME! BIENVENIDO! ASHÉ is a word of many meanings: blessings, energy, power, confidence -- people, objects, music and ideas – if they’ve got “Ashe” they’ve got energy and power in the purest sense. In Cuba they call it "ache" and in Brazil "axe"; this word is used both in Africa and Tibet, with the same meanings. ASHÉ RECORDS is here to bring you music "con ache"!
Ashé Celebrates Women’s History Month!
These women musicians and singers have performed in the macho environment of Mexico City’s mariachi scene all their lives. Las Pioneras de Mexico are a group of venerable women musicians who have been playing mariachi and ranchera since the 1950's. Maria del Carmen has spent her life living on the edge of the iconic Plaza Garibaldi and has been singing in the plaza since childhood.
Odetta, whom Martin Luther King, Jr, called "The Queen of American Folk Music", reigned for over thirty years with her rich voice and the honest, majestic beauty of her presence. As one of trhe first artists to take field songs, chain gang songs and rural church gospel and bring them to the stage and studio, Odetta called these songs “how we got up, out and over.” These songs celebrate Christmas but this recording is wonderful all year long.
Rachel Faro’s songs express a global perspective, both musically and lyrically. “Windsong”, with its signature dulcimer sound encourages us to have vision and heart during these dark times. Celtic, country, folk and blues stylings are flavored by Indian instruments such as thesarangiandbansuribamboo flute while lyrics adapted from ancient Chinese poets mingle with the sound of an Irish orchestra.
CD RELEASE ON MARCH 26th! Soon fans of the hangpan and Sammy Figueroa will be able to purchase this music in a physical CD format complete with liner notes and high quality CD.
The digital version is currently available on all streaming outlets.
DIGITAL RELEASE ON MAY 14TH! Zimbabwe's master mbira player's beautiful album will be available for all to hear on May 14th.
The physical CD with detailed liner notes on the history of Shona music, Zimbabwe and Ephat Mujuru's fascinating legacy is currently available on Amazon Prime.
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