A more spiritual soul-based setting than usual for the talents of Nicola Conte
– a long-awaited full length set, served up after a host of 12" single collaborations with Gianluca Petrella
's presence is felt in the way the tunes unfold – often with strong contributions from conte
mporary soul styles, and vocals on most numbers – although the longstanding quality that Conte
brings can definitely be heard in the jazzier elements, and the record's great way of mixing older roots with a forward-thinking spirit! Vocals are by singers Debo Ray, Carolina Bubbico, Bridgette Amofah, and Raashan Amad – sounding great over strong use of percussion, Fender Rhodes, and jazzy instrumentation. Titles include "Nigeria", "Imani River", "The Higher Love", "Mother Of The Earth", "Tribes", "African Spirits", and "Inner Light".