Asha Ali is a swedish singer/songwriter whose music takes aspects from both indie pop and soul. She was born in Ethiopia and now lives in Svedmyra, outside Stockholm. She first became famous in 2005 when she released a acoustic EP. At the end of 2006 she released her first album "Asha Ali", which almost immediately got nominated for both a Grammy and a P3 Guld. Her biggest insfluences are Jeff Buckley, Dolly Parton and Nina Simone.