Asa comes to us from Paris by the way of Lagos, Nigeria. Her music is a fusion of acoustic soul, African folk, R&B, and jazz. Her lyrics are often political, due to her upbringing, but have a dose of humor as well. Her song, “Jailer,” is one of the most potent and powerful songs of 2008.
Unfortunately, her album is not available in the US (BOO!!), but if you’re in France or the UK you can get her music from Amazon and iTunes.