I Am So Happy
I Am So Happy, Kaissa's sophomore release after her solo debut, Looking There shares messages of love, hope, joy, happiness and peace through many songs such as Nengue Dipita "keep the faith" feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. Lonon teaches the kids while entertaining them "smile with your heart not your teeth". Eyala, let's remember our past to better face our future, let's listen to the voices of our elders. I Am So Happy, is a lyrically bold and courageous endeavor bringing attention and raising awareness about everything from women's struggle, immigrants plights, to corruption. While Kaissa takes great care to raise our consciousness, she never approaches a song with indifference; her music reflects the emotion she inherently finds in a lyric. It can be a brooding sadness, pathos, anger, wry humor, sassy wit or plain old-fashioned joy. Kaissa has no fear; Her music is singular, unique and distinctive. With a rich and soulful voice, she evokes the poise of Nancy Wilson, the feistiness of Nina Simone, the dignity of Miriam Makeba. Kaissa delivers her most compelling work, a stunning collection of songs that will resonate with music enthusiasts and the most discerning of listeners. Seamlessly weaving African and American musical styles, she explores the cadenced relationship between these cultures without compromising the integrity of either. She finds inspiration from the world around her, transcending all boundaries. Cassandra Goins.