Asa

by Sheena Sood Singer-songwriter Asa (pronounced "Asha") was born in Paris and raised in Lagos. "Lagos is the New York of Nigeria. If you want to get anywhere in music, that's where you'll find the best opportunities, as well as the worst pitfalls," she writes. In her twenties Asa returned to Paris and pursued a career an as artist. Bringing together the best of Western …

The Kings of Reggae

The latest in the series of DJ-curated (but not mixed) compilations from BBE Records, The Kings of Reggae, is one of the best yet. Like the other seven “Kings of†double CD or vinyl LP comps, the tunes on each disc have been handpicked by a notable DJ and record collector in their field of expertise, in this case, London’s David Rodigan, and New York’s …