Deline Briscoe’s Wawu is included in All About Vocals World Music Short Takes with Angélique Kidjo, Lakou Mizik, and Rodrigo Y Gabriela

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All About Vocals

World Music Short Takes:

by J. Pepper

Deline Briscoe, Wawu (Gaba Musik, 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deline Briscoe, Wawu (Gaba Musik, 2019)

Australian artist Deline Briscoe steps forward with her album Wawu. Based in the Yalanji word encompassing the concepts of spirit, heart, love, and connections between people, land, past, present, and future, the album portrays a story of four generations of women from one family: Deline, her daughter Jadamali, her mother and her mother’s mother – Ngadijina. Sung in Yalanji language as well as English, the album is a triumphant reassurance that through strength and perseverance, you can overcome. Briscoe has a buoyant and well-versed voice, able to convey each song with an emotive feeling of redemption. The title track “Wawu,” is highlighted with a soul-based groove that begins with an almost prayer-like blessing with Briscoe’s soaring vocals colorizing the brief introduction. “Sonrise” offers an introspective ballad that further highlights the beauty of Briscoe’s voice, her crystalline tone is filled with pensive gentleness that allows the listener to experience the calmness of a morning awakening. The closer “Need Your Love,” offers a caressing rhythmic pliability provided by percussionist Airileke Ingram. Briscoe waxes poetically about the non-materialist desires of love. Briscoe may be a new name to several markets, but it appears this Australian export is quickly catching on.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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