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SOFI Goes Caribbean With Asheba

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 6:03 am in children's music.

Our favorite guest bloggers, Trine Gallegos and soon-to-be second grader Sofi, are back with still more CD reviews – one a winner and one … not so much. Asheba
Asheba:In the Kid Zone” is a lovely little offering. Pegged as “Caribbean music for kids,” this CD has its share of toe-tapping, booty-shaking and joyful numbers. This breaks the cookie-cutter offerings that are out there. Sofia gave it a thumbs-up. And if you like Asheba’s music, you’ll want to know this: Asheba is performing at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Antioch’s Prewett Park, 4701 Lone Tree Way. The concert is free. For more information, call 925-776-3070.

Mary Kaye: We tried like crazy to like this CD. We really did. Mary Kaye has a beautifully clear voice and her music is rather sweet. But, still … there was something missing. Similar in tone to the beloved Laurie Berkner, Mary Kaye’s “Music Box” just didn’t have any of Berkner’s grab-you-by-the-collar charm. Still, this wasn’t a bomb, so we’re planning to share with another friend, in hopes of it finding it a good home.

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One Response to “SOFI Goes Caribbean With Asheba”

  1. Beth BC Says:

    Thanks, Trine and Sofia! Your readers may also want to know that Asheba is hosting a big CD release party at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on August 16th at 3 pm:

    http://www.ashkenaz.com/html/calendar.php

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