Music > Shaker

Shaker was recorded during 1999 with the able assistance of Bill Stunt from the CBC. Most of the original tracks were recorded at the Sound of One Hand Studios in Ottawa. The CD was mixed at the Tragically Hip’s Bathouse Studios by Ken Freisen and the members of Cheza. On this album we tried to go for a live sound — several of the songs were recorded on the spot with…

Music CHEZA

Cheza’s first CD was released in March ’96 and quickly carved out a niche in the Canadian world music scene. This full length, self-titled CD was assisted by a grant from FACTOR and ably produced by then drummer Ross Murray. Much of the music was recorded deep in the woods of Low Quebec, where the band lived for 7 days, playing and recording music. Most of the…

Music Debut Cassette

Cheza’s debut cassette was recorded in June 1994 and produced by then drummer Ross Murray. Much of the music was recorded at Arts Court (Ottawa).  Most of the songs were written by Paul Weber with band members arranging the music. Track List Track Title Download 1 Josee 2 White Zulu MP3 3 African Woman 4 Mandela Dancing 5 Sophia 6 The Wind MP3 Credits Cheza…

Music

  This recording was made possible due to the assistance of the Ontario Arts CouncilPlaylists, Lyrics, Credits   This recording was made possible with assistance from the Foundation to Assistance Canadian Talent on RecordPlaylists, Lyrics, Credits   Six song, self-titled cassette. No longer available.   1998 Benefit for the Women in Crisis Project, artist compilation disk. 1997 Live CBC recording of concert at Afro-fest at Queen’s Park in Toronto. 1995 Benefit for Rediscovery International, artist…

Contact

To book Cheza, obtain a promotional kit or to contact us for any reason you can: 1. E-mail us at info(AT)cheza(DOT)ca 2. Come and see us at an upcoming show Nous sommes bilingues!

Music Cheza Lyrics

Here is a selection of lyrics from our first CD Asante (Thanks) – from Cheza By Paul Weber First came voice Then came drum Together, under the African sun And their child was the dance And the people sang a song of thanks Yelelele yelelele Asante Song for their work Song for their play Song to keep all bad spirits away For the mother giving…

Canal Records

Canal Records has a long and prestigious history in Ottawa. The following artists have recorded material released on the Canal Records label. If you wish to obtain their recordings please contact them directly. Artist Contact info Andrea Karam Web Site Angstones angstones(AT)aol(DOT)com Cheza info(AT)cheza(DOT)ca Jivewires Web Site Linda Miller and Nathan Curry Web Site Six Mile Bridge Three Sheets to the Wind

Welcome

“Cheza” (pronounced like “ch” in choose and “ez” in feza) is a Swahili word that means “to dance, to play.” Cheza’s music has been described as Afro-pop, “garage-soukous”, and folk-African fusion. Cheza news Information on upcoming performances Booking information Cheza was formed in 1993 by singer-guitar player Paul Weber. Paul lived briefly in Senegal, west Africa where his interest in African music began. The search for…