I recently received The Birth of Cornelius CD by Corneille.
I’m surprised to say that I really enjoy this CD. It is very easy to listen to and quite relaxing. And modern (with references to iPods). Even better? I could listen to it with the kiddos around because there wasn’t any cussing or swearing.
I would consider the sound a mixture of Lenny Kravitz and Marvin Gaye. Music you just listen to when you want to “chill.” (Do people even still use that word?)
Corneille was born to Rwandan parents in Germany. Soon after his birth, he and his family moved back to Rwanda. His entire family was killed in Rwanda during the genocide in 1994. He was able to escape and eventually made it to some family friends. What an amazing story for such an amazing artist.
This CD is already available for purchase from Motown Records.