Asha is a dynamic new album by AO Music that includes several guest artists from around the globe, children’s voices from Tibet, and of course, AO Music’s unique, hybrid approach to world music. “Asha” is a Hindi word for hope, and the songs on the album are full of pan-cultural roots and contemporary elements that are typical of Richard Gannaway’s production style. Miriam Stockley’s vocal arrangements are captivating as always, and the guest performers are some of World Music’s finest talent.
Fronting band members, veteran composer/producer Richard Gannaway and South African born Miriam Stockley (the voice of Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus project, and an acclaimed solo artist in her own right), say this about their latest creation: “Asha’s message reminds us that Earth and humanity are the great, unfinished stories full of hope and promise, and seeks to rejuvenate the heart amidst the strife in these revolutionary times. Asha is more transparent and intimate than our last few albums, with fresh and exciting surprises for anyone who has followed AO and their global message of unity.”