Her first album "Letter to the Lord" will be coming out on the 28th of February 2011. Something really cool about it, is that it was made with the label My Major Company. It’s a Musical Community Label using Crowd funding.
"Crowd funding, describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowd funding occurs for any variety of purposes, from disaster relief to citizen journalism to artists seeking support from fans, to political campaigns, to funding a startup company or small business."
In 2007 she started posting videos of herself singing. The buzz start in the summer 2008, when she received a letter from producers among them My Major Company. In August 2008 she succeed to seduce a crownd funding of 416 internauts / co producers in just one week end. In 48 hours she get the 70.000 euros necessary for the recording of her first album, coming up next month !
Here is the video of her singing at TEDx Paris 2011.
About IRMA here is how she describe herself :
"I was born and raised in Douala (Cameroon).
At the age of seven, I began to take classical piano lessons. I was thirteen when my father gave up his old guitar to me. I started to write and compose my own songs. A couple of years later I came to France and started to put covers and original songs and on Youtube.
In 2008 the community label MyMajorCompany came across my videos on Youtube. I joined them to write a new page of my artistic life!
My first album is coming out in February 2011. Till then, I’ll be on the road all around France, as support act for many great artist such as Matthieu Chedid, Diam’s, Tété, Rodrigo y Gabriela… Stay tuned !! "
She is what we could call a Singer 2.0 and so you can follow her and her music on the web through her Myspace , FaceBook , Twitter @irmamusic , Youtube And here is where to find a list of her upcoming concert .
Great story, great singer, great musician and beautiful woman ! =)
BC Rich And Associates – Ottawa 01 08
Image by Mikey G Ottawa
So I told myself . . . "Why edit an image, afterwards if you can shoot it properly, the first time!" That is my lesson learned here. I let the computer adjust for brightness and contrast . . . and it’s a bit too bright now!
Oh, well. Lesson learned.