Elouise Burrell Project

Elouise Burrell Project

 Oakland, California, USA
BandWorldJazz

ELOUISE BURRELL, music that will stop you dead in your tracks with infectious grooves and stroke your heart and soul with her sweet vocal and southern soul stylizing of combinations with jazz, world/folk and rhythm and blues.

Biography

Elouise Burrell has performed since 1985 as a lead vocalist with her projects such as The Elouise Burrell Band, Trickle Down, The Amandla Poets, Linda Tillery and The Cultral heritgaeg Choir, Kelly Orphan Project, Ojala-Afro Cuban Ensemble, Kotoja, and The West African Highlife Band. Collaborating various song writing partners, Texas born songwriter/arranger/vocalist and choreographer Elouise Burrell Project (EBP), brings forth a full stage show of music , dance and vocal harmonies reminiscent of the early performances of Cassandra Wilson, Mary Stallings and Nina Freeland. She has warmed-up concerts for such performers as Third World, Culture, Taj Mahal, Kanda Bongo Man, Lucky Dube, McCoy Tyner, Maria Muldaur, Narada Michael Walden, Israel Vibrations and others.

In performances throughout Europe, Canada and the United States at fairs, music and arts festivals to public radio showcases, theaters, concert halls, and arts & culture centers, Burrell’s music career is solidly rooted in the syncopated style of african, afro-cuban, rhythm and blues and jazz rhythms from her lifelong run of performances. The current Elouise Burrell Project blends funky jazz harmonies, soulful and balladic vocals into an international sound made popular by artist like Ruben Blades, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Baba Maal and Angelique Kidjo.

Music has been povital to Burrell's efforts as a musical ambassador to inspire and entertain fans around the world. Performing with a group of musicians whose ethnic heritage spans the globe, the EBP practices what it preaches, consisting of musicians/artists from Sweden, Suriname, Nigeria, Cuba, Uraguay, Morroco, North America and South America.

Lyrics

Shower the World

Written By: Amandla Poets

When the signal call from your secret lover comes no more
Could it mean that he don't really love you

When loves signal light in darkness loses all its glow
Could it mean that he won't be there for you

We must boldly face the truths in life
No matter what you do
Don't hold onto hurt, no way
It's not my first love song
It's not my last love song
It's just a new love song that I got to sing

When the weeks and months go by and then turn into years
Could you you be there would you be my lover

When the hard times come around and play into your fears
Could you be there would you seek another

We must boldly face the truths in life
No matter what you do
Don't hold onto hurt, no way
It's not my first love song
It's not my last love song
It's just a new love song that I got to sing

If my words could more mountains
Turning yearning to gold
Then our love would be diamonds
And would shower the world

Discography

"Still Walkin'" – 2009 CD Lead Vox
“Word Music” – 2008 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Eye of the Storm” – 2005 CD (Iyami Ile Lead Vox)
"Khawuleza" – 2004 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“Djeli- The Storyteller” – 2004 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Give It To The People” – 2004 CD Bkgrd Vox
“A Million Stars” – 2004 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Playing For Keeps” – 2003 CD Bkgrd Vox
“This Land Is Your Land” – 2002 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
"Say Your Business" – 2001 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
"Hippity Hop" – 1999 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“Shadow” – 1999 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Multiheaded Heart” – 1999 CD Bkgrd Vox
"Front Porch Music" – 1998 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“Meet Me Where The Blues Play” – 1998 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Panajota” – 1998 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Circle of Women” – 1997 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
"Shakin' A Tail Feather" – 1996 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
"Makube Njalo" – 1994 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
"Good Time, A Good Time" – 1994 CD Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“Sawale” – 1992 CD Bkgrd Vox
“Once Uopn Reality” – 1988 Cassette Musical Soundtrack Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“It’s Alright” – 1987 Double-sided EP Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“The Cream Always Rises To The Top” – 1985 Double-sided 7’ Lead & Bkgrd Vox
“Thinkin’ About SEX – 1984 Double-sided EP Lead & Bkgrd Vox

Set List

Enough songs to perform up to 150 minutes - usually 2-75 minute sets.

Covers

1-STILL WALKIN'
2-OCHUN DIDE
3-RHYTHM OF THE DRUM
4-STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKIN' FOR
5-NO MORE BLUES
6-REDEMPTION SONG
7-DANCING IN THE SKY
8-WOMAN OF THE NILE
9-FIGMENT OF YOUR HEART
10-CRAZY BALDHEAD
11-SIBOTSHIWE
12-GULUVA

1-COME TO-GET-HER
2-AKABONGI
3-AFREKETE
4-MR. BOJANGLES
5-COMING HOME
6-UMAU YA JABULA (acapella)
7-THE CREATOR HAS A MASTER PLAN
8-WITHOUT HER
9-SONG OF THANKS
10-DEDE ENDELENI
11-GOING AROUND
12-NKOSI (ACCAPELLA)
13-FROM THE ROOTS
14-MAJITA
15-SHOWER THE WORLD