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 India.Arie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson on October 3, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is an American neo soul and RandB singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
India.Arie learned the transforming power of music early in life, encouraged by both parents: her mother, Joyce, herself a former singer, and now India.Arie's stylist; and her father, basketball star Ralph Simpson.
India.Arie followed the success of her debut in 2002 with the release of Voyage to India. /wiki/India_Arie   (541 words)

 Rock On The Net: India.Arie
India performed a few dates at the Lilith Fair package tour which led to a record contract with Motown.
India could be heard on the soundtrack for
India said of the song: "It’s one of those songs that finds it own way. /artists-i/indiaarie.htm   (448 words)

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India.Arie admits to getting caught up in the hype and being disappointed when she didn’t walk away with a single award.
Atlanta-based singer India.Arie achieved critical acclaim with the release of her first album “Acoustic Soul” and international fame with a phenomenal seven Grammy Award nominations – the most of any solo artist – in January 2002.
Thirty one years ago, India.Arie’s mom Simpson sang with her group The Montclairs as the opening act at a Stevie Wonder concert at Michigan State University (where she met India’s father Ralph Simpson). /Profiles/indiaarie.htm   (975 words)

 CD Review: India.Arie Voyage to India Motown Record Co., LP - Daily Nexus Online
Arie's words of wisdom resonate through the gentle harmonies and syncopated rhythms in songs like "Little Things," "God is Real" and, one of my personal favorites, "Talk to Her." There are also tracks for the lovebirds, such as "Good Man," "The One" and "Interested." And the girl can sing.
Arie's soultastic sophomore release is a natural progression from her debut, Acoustic Soul.
I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of Arie's staying power after the barrage of neo-soul-phytes that followed in her footsteps in the last couple of years. /print_article.php?a=3542   (273 words)

 India.Arie Bio! Intelligent and Hip: India.Arie Acoustic Soul
Both India.Arie’s overflowing generosity of spirit and breadth of background are rooted in a supportive and musical family.
Experimenting at both the demo and production stage, India.Arie emerged with a spare, yet enveloping sound of her own: a balanced, intuitive and highly personal melding of textures and beats chosen from both the old and new.
Soon, India.Arie co-founded an Atlanta artist’s collective, Groovement/Earthseed, and their independently-released compilation led directly to a call to play Lilith Fair stops in St. Louis and Nashville, to crowds of 10,000. /indiaariebio.htm   (1208 words)

 BBC - BBC Four Music - India Arie
India Arie is a remarkable artist whose debut album, the heartfelt Acoustic Soul, went platinum.
Arie grew up in Denver, Colorado with her mother, a former singer and her father a basketball star.
Arie has played with artists including John Mellencamp, Cassandra Wilson and she joined Sade on her 2001 tour. /bbcfour/music/features/india-arie.shtml   (266 words)

 India.Arie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson on October 3, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is an American neo soul and RandB singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
India.Arie followed the success of her debut in 2002 with the release of Voyage to India.
India.Arie learned the transforming power of music early in life, encouraged by both parents: her mother, Joyce, herself a former singer, and now India.Arie's stylist; and her father, basketball star Ralph Simpson. /wiki/India.Arie   (366 words)

 NPR : India.Arie
Voyage to India as the name implies, "is a musical autobiography of my last couple of years of life and career," she tells Liane Hansen for Weekend Edition Sunday.
Arie defines it as "my attemptÂ… at making the point that the feminine and masculine balance of the world is kind of off," and that, "there needs to be a different way of relating to feminine energy in general."
Arie has good reasons for her ability to be blunt -- softly or not. /programs/wesun/features/2002/arie   (387 words)

 India Arie is the New Soul Diva, But Not a Ditto
Matter of fact, when Arie opens the disc by name-checking her artistic forebears, Gaye, Sam Cooke, and Donny Hathaway are all present and accounted for, but the heads are conspicuously absent.
In her promo materials, however, Arie places herself squarely in the hiphop tradition, albeit one that she defines differently from the thugs at large.
Lyrically, Arie is somewhere between Marvin Gaye and Iyanla Vanzant, blending praise of earthly pleasures and homespun wisdom. /x051701/indiaarie.shtml   (922 words)

 Arie brings 'India' to town
On her first headlining tour to promote her sophomore album "Voyage to India," Arie has already been put through a hero's trial, suffering sound check problems and a back-up singer's injury but maintains a positive attitude about the shows themselves.
Arie said she got hooked up with Floetry when both were making music in Philadelphia and is happy to have the group on tour.
Arie said the new album was shaped in part thanks to the perks brought about by success. /news/2002/11/27/Arts/Arie-Brings.india.To.Town-334152.shtml   (606 words) Music: Voyage To India (Ltd Ed) (W/1
India Arie starts her sophomore album off with a short intro, just over a minute in length, called "Growth" which states that the only thing that is constant in the world is change.
India Arie proved she had undeniable talent with her debut album, both lyrically and vocally and most fans tend to compare the two albums.
India Arie instructs the listener to treat the woman with respect and "talk to her the way you want someone to talk to your mama". /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006ISBT   (2248 words)

During another break between songs, Arie told how she grew up in Denver, Colorado and then moved to Atlanta and never really learned to dance because most of the people at her school were white.
This was Arie's first performance since the holidays and her first as a headliner in New York City.
When Arie sang "Brown Skin," the white woman on our left sang along, leading us to wonder how her husband felt about her celebrating the idea of brown skin on top of brown skin. /music/indiaarie2.html   (948 words)

 [QSTAGE] Review: ACOUSTIC SOUL - india.arie
India.arie's talent will give her a longevity that I hope will give us the joy of going on a long journey with her.
This music took one and a half years to get onto the CD with india.arie using as many acoustic instruments as she possibly could that would allow her to compete with other music being played on the hip-hop scene.
This is one of those CD's in which you will appreciate every song and listen to again and again. /~qstage/acoustic.html   (217 words)

 India Arie
India.Arie astonished audiences around the world with her award winning album “Acoustic Soul.” Her hit single, “Video” became an anthem for women to accept themselves and not get caught up in the images portrayed in the media.
India.Arie was amongst the musicians weighing in on the looming war with Iraq with Entertainment Weekly.
Unafraid to be saccharine, India.Arie is determined to banish insecurities, conflicts and unworthy impulses. /news/content_rhythms.asp   (5697 words)

 ABC News: India.Arie Featured in AIDS Documentary
India.Arie thinks the new material may lead people to criticize her for being too idealistic, but she doesn't care.
NEW YORK Aug 19, 2005 — India.Arie is hoping viewers will be moved to action after watching VH1's upcoming documentary, "Tracking the Monster," in which she and actress Ashley Judd visit separate African countries grappling with the plight of AIDS.
In one heartbreaking scene, India.Arie asks a 14-year-old girl if she could have anything in the world, what would she want. /Health/wireStory?id=1051856&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (367 words)

 Paste Magazine :: Review :: India.Arie :: Concert Review: The Grove 1/24/03 (Page 1)
While it was fun to hear her sing a few personal favorites, India.Arie -- who plays skilled acoustic guitar, flute (and many more instruments she just didn’t have space for in a concert setting) -- shined brightest when she settled in to perform her own songs, especially the material from the new album.
At one point during the show, India.Arie explained how she grew up in the distinctly non-urban Colorado until she was 13, before relocating to the more urban-friendly surroundings of Atlanta.
Watching India.Arie in concert is an opportunity to witness her fast-track artistic growth in action. /action/article?article_id=93   (580 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Acoustic Soul - India Arie at
With the Grammy’s on the loom and with India.Arie having the possibility to win 7 of the coveted gold statues, I thought now would be an appropriate time to take a look at her debut album Acoustic Soul.
You can picture India.Arie sitting on a porch, that you had to take a dirt road to get to, sitting in a rocking chair with her guitar and just singing her heart out.
I guess all artists have different interpretations and meanings behind their lyrics and this song was written solely by India.Arie, but the sound changes again, and this one for me, isn’t that good. /content_57237409412   (1107 words)

 India.Arie gives nod to all her inspirations in confident show
Several times during the concert, Arie referred to her mission statement, which expressed an intention to "spread love and energy and right human relations through the power of music." She is an artist who truly wants to share the euphoria of music with her audience.
Clad in a white dress with orange and yellow trimmings, which, unlike most of her performing outfits, was not designed by her mother, Arie opened her 95-minute concert with a strong version of "Headed in the Right Direction." Although both the guitarist and bass player were replacements for her regular musicians, the band was tight.
David's music was similar to Arie's in terms of melody and chord structure, but had a touch of Bill Withers in his easygoing delivery. /pop/132588_india28q.html   (595 words)

 Northwest Indiana News:
Arie got her musical toes wet in elementary school, singing in choirs and dabbling with a multitude of instruments in bands.
Arie also is scheduled to perform at Milwaukee's Summerfest Tuesday.
Opening for Arie on Wednesday is the Chicago-based reggae/world music ensemble Gizzae. /articles/2003/06/27/features/on_the_go/98e0b9c600824d7186256d500066ffad.txt   (820 words)

 CBS News India.Arie's Voyage July 2, 2003 11:38:29
Motown records signed India.Arie and released her "Acoustic Soul" album in 2001.
India.Arie's debut album, "Acoustic Soul," took the nation by storm two years ago and received seven Grammy Award nominations as a result of songs such as "Strength, Courage, and Wisdom" and "Video."
Arie says, no and notes her mom’s attitude is, “I just want to make sure my child is sharp when she walks out there. /stories/2003/07/01/earlyshow/leisure/music/main561257.shtml   (592 words)

 Encyclopedia: India.Arie
India Arie (born India Arie Simpson on October 3, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is a neo soul and RandB singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years).
Updated 82 days 8 hours 18 minutes ago. /encyclopedia/India.Arie   (492 words) - India Arie
India Arie, The First Lady of Acoustic Soul, has taken the music industry by storm over the past year and redefined a genre once thought to be stagnant.
Born with the last name Simpson (her mother made up the "Arie" part, and India later discovered it means "lion") and a first name inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, whose birthday she shares, India Arie was blessed with two talented parents.
India Arie is the manifestation of everything that good, honest music should be about: real talent, real emotion and real soul. /women/singer_100/129_india_arie.html   (316 words)

 India.Arie to Entertain College Community November 11
Arie’s debut album, Acoustic Soul, has made fans of John Mellencamp, with whom she recorded a duet, and Stevie Wonder, who calls the performer “very gifted.” Music critics have given her a warm welcome as well.
Fresh from touring with Sade, Arie is one of the headliners of the Sisters for Hop-Hop and Soul Tour, set to kick off November 8 in Philadelphia.
Arie grew up in an affluent neighborhood in Denver, the daughter of former Denver Nuggets star Ralph Simpson and clothing designer Joyce Simpson. /offices/comm/csj/110201/indiaarie.shtml   (650 words) > India.Arie - 10.03.02
Full of as many affirmations as an Iyanla Vanzant book, India.Arie's sophomore album is just as much a voyage into the heart of the artist as it is intended to be a cathartic sojourn toward inner peace for the listener.
Produced by India herself and her right-hand man Kedar Massenburg, the album doesn't deviate much from what audiences came to expect with Acoustic Soul: a formula that relies on substantive lyrics and uncomplicated original accompaniment that is spliced with elements of R&B, soul, rock, folk and blues.
As on her debut, India retains her soul-folk flavor with omnipresent acoustic guitar plucking and earthy vocals. /music/cds/cds2002/100302-indiaarie.shtml   (246 words)

Arie's second release, Journey to India, continued that stylistic path with more developed melodies and imagistic lyrical sentiment.
When it came time to take the show out on the road as a headliner, Arie and her manager, Fernando Gibson, focused on creating a show dynamic that was as intimate as the coffeehouses where she honed her music, while at the same time integrating the impact of her top-notch band.
The album's title says it all: Arie is an artist who draws inspiration from the spiritual soulfulness of Stevie Wonder, the rootsy acoustic sensuality of Bill Withers and the urbane sophistication of Sade. /p/articles/mi_m0HEO/is_3_27/ai_97179455   (1185 words)

 3BlackChicks Review™... INDIA.ARIE IN CONCERT - music (Bams)
Arie and the gang simply to' it up with these, two of her most popular songs.
With the voice, guitar, and pen Arie carries, and the strength, courage and wisdom to make it through the rough spots, the sky is the limit for this far from average girl.
Starting her set with just her guitar and a percussionist to accompany her softer songs, Arie began with this reverent reminder of the many artists who've come before her and are no longer with us. /2002reviews/m-bamsindiaarie.html   (862 words)

 Music in High Places - India Arie (Live in Brazil) DVD
If you like India Arie's music you will love this DVD, and for musicians who want to expand their horizons with the flavor of Brasil, this will also be a hit.
India's music on this release is exceptional both for its creativity and for her uplifting spiritual lyrics and beautiful voice.
India is in a league of her own. /dvd/014381352627   (617 words)

 India Arie is the New Soul Diva, But Not a Ditto
It could be that time and experience done turned me skeptical, but I figured soul child India.Arie for a Jill Badu, a project spit out by the marketing-machine cogs at Motown.
India.Arie is the New Soul Diva, But Not a Ditto
India.Arie's debut CD Acoustic Soul features the hit "Video." /x051701/indiaarie.shtml   (923 words) : Music in High Places - India.Arie Live in Brazil - DVD Review
This leg of the journey picks up India.Arie who leads us to Bahia in Brazil, where she continues on her spiritual journey through life and generously takes us by the hand and shows us a vastly different culture.
India.Arie’s music is rich, involving and highly spiritual.
If you’ve never heard of India.Arie before, do some research on the Internet to see if she’s your sort of thing, then go out and grab this one. /review.cgi?review_id=2971   (1175 words)

 New York Daily News - Entertainment - India.Arie provides tunes for the soul
India.Arie brought her unique brand of jazz, pop and soul to Central Park last night, capping the three-day CD101.9 Jazz Fest 2004 and wowing the crowd of 3,500 that flocked to Rumsey Playfield.
BY BREANNE L. With a collage homage to legendary blues singer Ray Charles adorning her guitar, soul singer India.Arie performs yesterday in Central Park for CD 101.9's New York Jazz Festival 2004.
Arie took the stage wearing a dramatic white halter top and long white skirt with colorful overlays. /entertainment/story/224867p-193167c.html   (413 words)

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