...And The Bass Is Queen.: Lindsey Abudei's Gift To The World.
I met Lindsey Abudei at an Art Omi event—or in their words, a "world music avant-garde celebration." And avant-garde it was: a dozen musicians of all types and walks of life, having met but a few days prior, names being picked from a hat by audience members, made to create a musical piece on the spot. Located quite fittingly at the Basilica in Hudson, New York, a 19th century factory turned arts and performance venue, the "guerrilla improvisations" were nothing short of impressive, and Lindsey Abudei's strong and smooth vocals made the difference every time. Abudei's voice carries warmth and intensity, longing and an irresistible charm in every breath.
Saturday Morning Serial: Art Omi Music Fellows Concert in the Fields (audio)
-Wave Farm/WGXC, New York.
Concert in the Fields. Concluding performance by 2017 Art Omi: Music fellows in residence, recorded live at Art Omi International Arts Center on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Participating artists included Lindsey Abudei (Nigeria), Tom Arthurs (UK/Berlin), Yuan-Chen Li (Taiwan/USA), Stephen Cohen (USA), Farzin Dehghan (Iran), Hassan Estakhrian (USA), Ailís Ní Ríain (Ireland, Unlimit Art Fellow), Alberto Novello (Italy), Efraín Rozas (Peru/USA), Jeremy Rose (Australia, Australian Arts Council Fellow), and Silvia Sauer (Germany), along with Alumnus-in-Residence Ron Warren (USA) and Director Jeffrey Lependorf (USA).
Lindsey Abudei- ...And The Bass Is Queen.
-Music In Africa.
Lindsey Abudei can sing. Lindsey Abudei can write a song. In the Nigerian music scene, those two qualities are too radical for a single artist. The album that confirms both statements is named …And the Bass is Queen. It is Miss Abudei’s debut album, and is possibly the very best album released by a Nigerian in 2016.
Discover: Lindsey Abudei, The Neo-Soul Singer With The Hypnotic Voice
- Konbini Nigeria
Neo-soul singer, Lindsey Abudei, has one of those soft, unshowy voices that typically goes unappreciated in the Nigerian music scene – which probably explains why she didn't last too long on the third season of Project Fame West Africa.
Thankfully, being booted off the show didn't stop Lindsey from chasing her dreams. She continued performing, going from a brief stint in a jazz band to lending her velvety voice to various projects – like M.I's "Jehovah" and Jesse Jagz's "This Jagged Life".