Chris Obehi - "OBEHI" CD Digipack
"OBEHI" (in Esan "hand of the angel") is the debut album of Chris Obehi, released on Friday 20 March for 800A Records. Nine tracks in English, Italian, Esan and Sicilian dialect between original songs and a tribute to sicilian singer Rosa Balistreri ("Cu ti lu dissi")
Chris Obehi dreamed of this album since his childhood in his country of origin, Nigeria, where he played piano and bass and from which he had to escape four years ago: he embarked on a 5-month journey during which he was in prison in Libya, crossed the Mediterranean Sea on a boat and arrived in Lampedusa and then in Palermo, where he was able to continue to cultivate his passion, music, and make his record debut.
An album that is therefore a luminous testimony for the current historical period, the first proof of a very young talent who managed to cancel distances and borders with his music and who feels as home as much Africa in which he was born, as much as the Sicily that welcomed him in 2015. And just to stay close and give a signal of hope to the fans and to all those who supported him in the past months in the crowdfunding campaign on Produzioni dal Basso that allowed the realization of the album.
Chris Obehi's writing is essentially pop, the melodies... more
released March 20, 2020
Produced and mixed by Fabio Rizzo.
Recorded by Francesco Vitaliti and Fabio Rizzo at Indigo, Palermo and Posada Negro Studios, Lecce.
Mastered by Giovanni Versari at La Maestà.
Chris Obehi: vocals, bass, guitar
Ferdinando Piccoli: drums
Fabio Rizzo: electric guitar
Federico Mordino: percussions
Donato Di Trapani: piano
Yannick Tiolo, Stanblaze, Joy Joseph, Faith Aigbe, Ifeoma Nmosi: background vocals
Roy Paci: trumpet, flugelhorn, arrangements, conduction
Vito Scavo: trombone
Roy Paci appears courtesy of Etnagigante S.r.l.
“100% Amore” & “Mr. Oga” published by 900B/Etnagigante s.r.l.
Cover Photo: Vincenzo Guerrieri