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SWEET SOUL RECORDS Reaches License Agreement With Rotterdam-based Soul & Jazz Sensation Ntjam Rosie
An exclusive agreement has been reached between SWEET SOUL RECORDS and NtjaMusic which will pave the way for Japan-wide physical distribution of Ntjam Rosie’s album “Elle.”
For “Elle,” Ntjam Rosie approaches a more jazz orientated direction compared to her first album “Atouba.” This time she found inspiration in artists like George Duke, Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, Syreeta and Miriam Makeba, artists who operate in the fields of soul, jazz and combine elements of Brazilian and African rhythms. The album breathes a late seventies sound with catchy hooks and fine sing along choruses.
Lyrically, Ntjam Rosie shares her enjoyment of life and wants to tell us that we are more alike than we think. Her emotional journey is similar to other strong determined women elsewhere in the world. Ntjam says, “On this record I take the listener on my musical momentum and from that point on, he or she can continue their own adventure. I believe that the crossing of our paths only has a meaning when we open up for each other.”
For production she teamed up again with Nelson & Djosa and among the musicians are Nathan Allen (Amy Winehouse, Faith Evans), Alex Bonfanti (Tom Jones, Xantone Blacq), Ronald Snijders, Tuur Moens, Rory Ronde, Alexander van Popta, and Tjaco Oostdijk. “Elle” was recorded at the Flowriders Music studio in Amsterdam where José James and Jazzanova has worked as well.
Ntjam Rosie has been heard and seen in the Dutch media programs Giel Beelen, Radio 2, 3 and 6, De Wereld Draait Door, Kunststof TV , AT5 and BNN, and recently appeared in studio for the Gilles Peterson show at BBC Radio 1. She has opened for Erykah Badu, Macy Gray, José James and Bilal, and has played in prestigious clubs like Paradiso, Melkweg, Rotown and Sugar Factory. She has also performed in The Hague Jazz, Dunya, Numoonfest, Mundial, Jazz in Duketown and will perform at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival this year. This year she will play at the renowned North Sea Jazz Festival.
Ntjam Rosie is based in Rotterdam where she finds the inspiration for her creative output, “I hope that my audience will grow and I hope I’ll get the chance to present my musical vision throughout the world.” Ntjam adds.
“Elle” will be released in Japan under the SWEET SOUL RECORDS label on June 29, 2011.
About SWEET SOUL RECORDS
SWEET SOUL RECORDS, parent company lifesound, Inc., is based in Tokyo and our main goal is to promote soul music in Japan in all its forms. We are doing this by creating our own brand of soul music, and at the same time, promoting international artists who we feel can help increase the number of loyal Japanese followers by spreading “real music.”
SWEET SOUL RECORDS
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Simply, our goal is to promote soul music in Japan in all its forms. We will do this by creating our own brand of soul, and by promoting international artists who we feel can help increase the number of Japanese followers by spreading “real music.”