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Press - Alicia Saldenha on Sisters with Beauty 

 I was very honored and pleased to be invited to do an interview with Sisters with Beauty, a hot new blog about natural hair and beauty based in the United States. If you've seen my photos, from the past braids and dreadlocks to the present fro, you'll know that natural hair is a passion of mine. So I was very happy and excited to do the interview.

Like me, Diana Ramsey, founder of the blog, is passionate about what she does and very dedicated. I wanted to be a part of her growing online presence as well…

Press - Alicia Saldenha Feature on AllVoices 

 

Thanks to Junior Campbell for his feature on me and my new solo album, Dance with the Sun, on AllVoices
Please check it out and share with friends. As an independent artist, the promotion is priceless. Without a record company, I rely on friends and fans to get the word out about my music. 
I truly appreciate all the support and I'm so happy to be able to share the new album with you.
Official release - June 13.

Read the article here.

Ella & Marilyn - Two Icons 

Hi Friends,

I found this beautiful picture and article recently on Pinterest. Please take a look.

Ella Fitzgerald has been such an inspiration to me as a jazz vocalist. I have also always been fascinated by Marily Monroe. She deserves far more credit as a singer and actress than she usually receives. So I was very happy to read of the mutual respect my two icons held for each other.

Click on the link below to read the article.

Enjoy!

Source: allaboutjazz.com via Alicia on Pinterest

Me and José James 

 I was very happy to attend the concert of one of my friends and favorite artists, José James, at Billboard Live Osaka on February 20. It was my second time to catch his live show and just as the first time, I was transfixed and transported all at once by his artistry and by the beautiful sound of the band. Joining him on this tour was the very impressive Taylor McFerrin, whose beatbox skills synced perfectly with José's hip hop scatting. 

Also featured in the band was my friend, Takuya Kuroda on the…

"ROSE" is ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!! 



I'm so happy to report that "Rose," by indigo jam unit feat. Alicia Saldenha, was voted Album of the Year @ Tokyo Jazz Notes!!

What an honor to have been part of the project and to have so many of you love and support it.
THANK YOU!!!

Other honors for "Rose" include:

4 Weeks in the Top 100 and Top 50 Billboard Japan Charts for Independent Albums and Singles.

The "Rose" CD Release Tour in Shibuya, Tokyo on September 10, 2011 was the favorite for the Best Gigs of 2011 @ Tokyo Jazz Notes.

None of…

"ROSE" - Making The CD 

"ROSE" by indigo jam unit feat. Alicia Saldenha
Release Date - September 2nd, 2011

It is wonderful to write these words. This will be my first full album.
I recorded it with one of my favorite bands, indigo jam unit.
Having them invite me to record the album with them was such a joy and an honor in itself.
Being in the studio every day was exhilerating.
And now, I can share the music we created together with you.

Here are a few pics from the recording session at Alchemy Studio in Osaka.