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Saidah Baba Talibah / Press

“Second dose of Saidah Baba Talibah and I am convinced she is a minor god with a voice like thunder AND rain.”

Bernard Zuel - The Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s Saidah’s live shows that give her life...Those in attendance, friends and fans alike, always leave in awe. ”

“She’s what an artist should be: organic, with a powerful voice, and a style all her own.”

“Though she’s the daughter of jazz singer and actress Salome Bey, it’s her rock/soul edge that has made her one of the most sought after artists in Canada. ”

“Perhaps the biggest complaint about the album is that, at only eleven tracks, it goes quickly and leaves the listener wanting more. But if that is (S)Cream's largest problem, Saidah Baba Talibah has clearly done something right. ”

“Saidah Baba Talibah has has a stage presence that rivals Tina Turner's and a vocal style described as a fusion of Minnie Riperton and Etta James. She's earned recognition worthy of the legend that began with her mother, renowned jazz/blues singer Salome Bey.”

“Her lyrics are personal, full of complex, visceral emotions and mature themes. They are a breath of fresh air compared to so many callow R&B sentiments.”

“...but it is singer Saidah Baba Talibah’s erotic lyrics and sensual voice that leave me slurping my cocktail uncontrollably. ”

“You rock hard. You are the earthquake mediocrities fear.”

Michael Yarde - Journalist, Take5 (CIUT 89.5FM) and Tdot.tv

“...just loved your style and voice. It was like hot ice cream!!!”

V. Carter - fan

“…I had been given the privilege to hear Sarah Vaughn or Nina Simone, someone of that caliber perform right in front of me and it was amazing…She's got great musician's behind her creating this crazy unique sound you just have to hear for yourself…”

“Saidah…following in her mother’s footsteps, and that’s not easy to do…plenty of “soul” in her voice, lots of expression and all the power you could ask for.”

Dave Milbourne - Toronto Jazz #90

“Then Saidah Baba Talibah...sang. My mouth hung open as she let sounds as textured and curling as cigarette smoke from her mouth, but much more healthy, soulful, and life-affirming. Just her and a crappy keyboard, making art as good as anything, right there on the air for us”

“Saidah Baba Talibah, daughter of Canada’s classic jazz singer Salome Bey, is an accomplished singer on her own with a great sense of dramatic variation between uninhibited expressive fullness and tender sensitivity.”