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


Cheza, live and unplugged at the Black Sheep in Wakefield Quebec, January 9, 2011

Music > Shaker > Lyrics

We couldn’t fit the translations onto the CD insert so we’ve included them here for those of you interested in the details. O Tubarão (The Shark) – from Shaker By Paul Weber I walked down to the water and dove into the sea To the Straits of Gibraltar the current carried me I thought it was me only, the sea the sun and I Until…


Mail Order Cheza CD’s are available directly from us for $20. This includes postage and handling. Just send us an e-mail at info(AT)cheza(DOT)ca and we’ll fill your order. At your favourite music store In Ottawa you can purchase Cheza CD’s at the following locations: Compact Music, 785 ½ Bank Street Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street CD Warehouse, 1383 Clyde Avenue HMV, various locations


Some recent 2011 press on Cheza Ottawa Citizen – Article on upcoming show at Black Sheep (at bottom of Brock Zeeman article)  – January 2011 Ottawa Sun – Cheza Reunion Full of Good Vibrations – January 2011   — Last updated Spring 2011

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…


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…


  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…