Wake Up

Jennifer Saran – Wake Up

Jennifer Saran – Wake Up (Tarpan Records, 2017)

Although Wake Up features celebrated South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Carlos Santana as guests, this new album by singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran is a pop effort, seeking a mass audience. It includes familiar songs, has sing along pop hooks and dance beats. The album wants to bring awareness to inequality and poverty throughout the globe.

The highlight of the album is Saran’s interplay with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Wake Up includes covers of pop hits by Patty Page, Doris Day, Bill Withers, and George Michael.

Funds from Jennifer Saran’s musical projects go to various entities, including the Kuldeep Saran Memorial Trust, the Hong Kong Women’s Choir and the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in South Africa.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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  1. A brilliant CD. Soulful tributes (Jesus to a Child, Old Cape Cod etc) , uplifting anthems (Wake Up)… a wide appeal and the surprise number is “Aad Guray” – the white light of protection mantra, a wonderful wrap up of a CD I would carry along with me anywhere. The album brings forth Jennifer’s love and passion for singing as well as the issues she feels for. A woman with a heart of gold, Jennifer gives the most enchanting rendering of Aad Guray that reflects her personal spiritual practice – quiet and reflective.

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