Have I been under a rock? Why have I been sleeping on former American Idol, Esperanza Spaulding?
This 23 year old prodigy is dynamic on the double bass fusing Neo-Soul, Brazilian and Jazz melodies. Her voice is light and clear with great control, and Esperanza's music is the key ingredient for a rainy day at home. After listening to her album, I felt as if I should be wrapped in a pashmina, drinking a Chai Latte.
Secondly, Ms. Esperanza's hair is FIERCE. The 'fro she rocks is so full of texture confidence and attitude. The fullness of her 'fro is what natural hair dreams are made of.
And in case you didn't know this 23 year old prodigy, is on the faculty of UC Berkley, teaching music (yes you read it correctly...the faculty). Get it girl!
Check her out performing live on the double bass...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Natural Chica...Esperanza Spaulding