“Gwen & Tiana are both possessed of warm, expressive vocal talents.”
Jazzviews Magazine (UK)
This year’s winners at the All Africa Music Awards, hosted this year in Lagos, for ‘Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Jazz‘.
Gwen & Tiana has been nominated in the Best artist, duo or group in African Jazz category for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). Here is a link to the online voting platform https://afrima.org/6thAfrimavoting/.
Montreux Jazz Talent Award Nominee 2019
Gwen & Tiana will take part of the second edition of the Montreux Jazz Talent Award 2019. The performance will be on July 9th in Montreux.
Jazzwise Magazine – Album review
“Alone, I go faster; together, we go further.” runs the proverb emblazoned on the sleeve of African Time, a work whose slick production is buoyed by an extensive line-up that includes the likes of keyboardist Oli Rockberger and the long underrated Song Jobarteh, the first female professional kora player to come from a West African griot family and a woman finally coming into her own.
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It’s not immediately clear that African Time is a jazz album at all. However, perusing the CD digipak’s details, there are obvious clues that if not exactly jazz, it is certainly jazz-related. The first indication is the revelation that sharing the composing duties along with singers Gwen Thomas and Tiana Ewane is co-composer and guitarist Femi Temowa, who’s no stranger to jazz, as his 2011 album Orin Meta will attest.