California (Joni Mitchell Cover)

by Aish

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When does home become Homeland for the immigrant?

Joni Mitchell's "California" inspired a golden vision of the place that made me feel belonged, the place I eventually called home, California. Joni Mitchell was a Canadian immigrant like me. It felt apropos to create my own version of the dream she inspired in a lot of us with her song.


released February 10, 2017
Writer: Joni Mitchell
Cover Composer/Arranger: Aish
Producer: Beau Sorenson
Orchestra Director: Dario Slavazza
Strings: Magik*Magik Orchestra: Anna Washburn (Violin), Ivo Bokulić (Viola), Lucas Chen (Cello)
Video Director: Aish



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Aish San Francisco, California

I make pop music with voice, strings, electronics and organic sounds.

I tell the story of separation and reunification with the mother, how mothers shape our identities and, my relationship to the feminine, in the forthcoming album 'Mother'. ... more

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