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May 1, 2009 Nigerian singer-songwriter Asa makes soulful, heartfelt music that mixes weighty themes (spirituality, the environment, race) with lilting pop melodies. While attending the 2009 South by Southwest festival and conference in Austin, Texas, she met with NPR Music for a short acoustic set with her guitarist, Nicolas Mollard.
March 5, 2009 On the day Barack Obama was sworn into office, WFUV's Rita Houston watched the ceremony — and then welcomed a guest into the studio. The singer-songwriter Asa, raised in Paris and Lagos, had just performed her first concert in the U.S., and was set to sing in studio.
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February 10, 2009 Singer/songwriter Asa was born in Paris but spent her childhood and adolescence in Lagos, Nigeria. She returned to Paris as an adult to test her talent on the French music scene. But it was in Nigeria where Asa first discovered the sounds that would influence the music she creates. Tony Cox talks with Asa about her debut album.
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