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A voice emerges as an 'Old Soul' in the evolving world of today's jazz and cross-genre music. Waberi takes center stage with her transcendent voice and intimate songcraft as the promise of a continued grand jazz music legacy.
Waberi's voice resonates in an alter-reality - a beautiful, haunted timbre that has many likening her to Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln or early Cassandra Wilson. But the comparison is not solely in the sound of her voice, but the legacy she embodies.
Her lyrics are at once prosaic and deeply poetic in their simple truth. Her lyrical subtext is reflective of diverse story- masters like Marvin Gaye, Phoebe Snow or Sun Ra. Her songs are a shrine for Ancestral remains, sculpted around gently simmering jazz and blues ideals; instruments and voicing's arranged to evoke a visceral response to a song, whether it be an original song or her expression of a classic Jazz standard. And she stays firmly rooted in NOW.
The uniqueness of her ability to improvise melody, communicates an urgent sense of place and texture that translates emotions - often contrary, tangibly, and does it oft times within the same song.
It's her uniqueness that makes Waberi highly sought after as a featured vocalist and collaborator with some of the most innovative and exciting new musicians from multiple genres, and has garnered Waberi a swiftly growing international audience. She is reaching milestones with the international release of her featured single "SUNFLOWERS IN MY GARDEN", on 2009's CD "Love Pt.1" by Build An Ark; a Los Angeles based, highly-acclaimed world music ensemble which includes the inimitable Jazz Vocalist Extraordinaire, Dwight Trible.
Waberi's voice is an enigma steeped in rich Jazz tradition and her songs are forged by the emotion and struggle of living her words.
And raising her Voice.