New Beginning About Time
With a voice which can be described as airy and wispy, this songstress evokes a calming \'aww, how sweet\' response every time she steps up to the microphone. Her personality, which is playful yet classy, silly but grounded comes through with her choice of songs, her voice and her singing. Even when she does up-tempo songs, her laid-back rendition takes the edge off while retaining the drive. For Dola, getting to where she is today has not been an easy road. Her formative years were spent on a search for her voice which took her through the interesting, if unlikely path of classical church music a la Handel, traditional African styles such as the town criers of the old Oyo Empire, Italian arias as one would hear in operas to the very comfortable not-quite-jazzy-nor-quite-bluesy sound that can be recognized as simply Dola. If you love the singing style of Lalah Hathaway or Kim Burrell, then you are sure to enjoy Dola.