An African Soul from the North

Ashley Maher

Flying Over Bridges (Spin Wild, 2007)

Ashley Maher is Canadian, but her musical passion is West African music. The singer-songwriter combines jazzy English vocals with Afropop instrumentation and arrangements. Her multi-ethnic band, based in the Los Angeles area, includes African, Latin and American musicians.

This is Maher’s fourth album and was produced by Cameroonian producer and bassist Andre Manga. "The title is a theme running through the record: bridges, transition, migration, the marriage of opposites, and, ultimately, transcending The Bridge itself," says Ashley Maher.

Maher’s vocal style is influenced by Joni Mitchell. However, the African beats, the funky bass and electric guitars take the music a step further, making it more appealing to world music audiences.


Buy Flying Over Bridges.