Singer-songwriter Ilhame Paris (pronounced “ee-lem,” meaning “inspiration” in
Arabic), will release her debut album Just Wish It in summer 2013. The album
features collaborations with Nicolay (Foreign Exchange), Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra
Creative Partners), T3 (Slum Village), rapper Big Pooh (Lil Brother), and Ky-mani
Marley, a salute to the continuing legacy of Bob Marley.
polyglot first discovered her love of the stage at the age of 6. By 13 she was
winning local singing contests and at 19 signed on with Warner Bros Records. But
when the label asked her to “lighten” her approach artistically, the then-
ingénue ended the relationship. She forged forward and has since worked with
the likes of Erykah Badu, The Roots, Dwele, Van Hunt, and Macy Gray.
As a young woman, Ilhame suffered a personal tragedy – one which led her to
gaining nearly 100 pound. The toll it took both mentally and physically nearly
killed her. But in eventually overcoming it, a powerful and life-changing
philosophy was revealed to her: the notion that any negative situation can be
solved by envisioning a solution and then working daily to achieve it
“Just Wish It” is more than a mere moniker for her album; the title is a motto by
which the Parisian beauty lives and a movement for which she inspires all of her
fans to strive. In addition to supporting many worthwhile causes in many ways,
Ilhame is also in the process of establishing the “Just Wish It Foundation,” to
which a portion of all of her musical proceed will be donated.
just about the music,” states Ilhame, “it’s also about making a difference in
peoples’ lives. And I’m doing my part to change the world for the better – one
For more information on Ilhame, her debut album, and the “Just Wish It”
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Please Visit: ilhameparis.com.