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MARi – ‘Treasure’ album review
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MARi – ‘Treasure’ album review

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Like many single-named singer/songwriters, New York’s MARi sounds like a superstar in the making throughout this vibrant debut. She displays a slick blend of pop, dance, reggae and Latin rhythms, while always ensuring a spiritually-grounded message at every energetic burst. Though MARi’s impossible to pinpoint, Treasure is a blast to play and it achieves cohesion thanks to her joyful vocals and several personal stories relating to God’s faithfulness. In addition to singing in English, the newcomer is also just as proficient when Spanish pops up in a few places, suggesting she possesses the greatest potential for a multi-market crossover since Jaci Velasquez or Rachael Lampa.

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Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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