Critics : La Presse ( Alain Brunet ) - 26 March 2013
''Native to Chad, the Montreal group H’Sao releases its third album: ORIA means “are you fed up yet?” This sums up the humanistic commitment of its members who stem from the Rimtobaye and Ledjebgue families, young people who have had to flee a culturally rich society broken by colonization, authoritarian regimes and civil wars.
This substantiates the tone of the album far beyond the Chadian context – it is a “prayer for peace, harmony, justice and love”. H’Sao mixes the traditional rhythms and chants of their area of origin to the typical actualizations of a globalized afro-pop – reggae, funk, soul, rock, afrobeat, pop jazz.
Multilingual chants and cohesive music are finely performed by these accomplished singers and musicians. The cohesion and technical level seen here undoubtedly place this band among the best of its kind in Montreal.''