Charm: You say, “There is an old man in a past life that I feel is watching over me.” Who? An ancestor? A spirit guide?
Sena: Yes. In fact, I believe I have more than one spirit watching over me. I am Ghanaian and believe in the traditional belief systems whereby we never lose touch with our ancestors.
Charm: I love the mix of roots skank and interstellar vocals. What was the creative process like for you and DJ Vadim?
Sena: Well, the whole album began its journey about eight years ago when Vadim and I met in Budapest (we opened a gig for him). We hit it off straight away with Vad so well that we were in the studio the next morning capturing vibes before he caught his flight.
Charm: I’ m dancing and wondering, “does she dance to her own music?” Do you?
Sena: I didn’t used to most times but my daughter is an avid listener to all the music we make – and a wonderful dancer, so I do dance!
Charm: Boneshaker! Sounds like a cool victory. What does it mean to be Ghanaian to you? How does Ghana influence your sound?
Sena: It means everything. I am a dual citizen – Ghanaian and Hungarian. I am very lucky to have been brought up to respect both cultures and to learn to identify myself with both worlds. But having been raised in Ghana, living there until my 18th birthday, then now living in Budapest for the last 15 years, I truly have come to value both of my ancestral lines and love them both for their uniqueness, character and value systems. Ghana is rhythm country.