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Namvula

Namvula

Jun 9th 2018 @ balabam

London, United Kingdom
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About Namvula
Genres:
Afro Folk
Band Members:
Namvula Rennie (vocals), Liran Donin (bass), Jack Ross (guitar), Chris Williams (saxophone), Mamadou Sarr (percussion), Yuval Wetzler (drums)

Singer, songwriter and photographer
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
8:00 PM
balabam
London, United Kingdom
**** "World music fusion with finesse..a confident, soulful performer" (The Guardian)
"A contemporary masterpiece" (Jazz FM)
"Our very own Joni Mitchell, without the protest but with all the sensitivity" (DJ Ritu, AWIL)
"Here is a star definitely on the rise" (MOJO)
"These are melodies that speak to the heart" (The Sunday Times)

Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula has been described as “a true original” by The Guardian (UK).

Her debut album Shiwezwa was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the Top 100 Records of 2014 by The Sunday Times. The album release was followed by numerous radio and TV appearances, including the BBC’s Focus on Africa (TV and Radio), Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3’s World on 3, and Zambian national TV and Radio, as well as repeat airplay on various stations including Late Junction and World Routes. She toured the album extensively, playing in the UK, Europe, southern Africa and the USA.

This was followed on by her sophomore album, Quiet Revolutions, released in 2017 to equal critical excitement. A concept album, it delves into aspects of femalehood, tracing an arc of stories from ancestry through girlhood and adulthood, into death. Both albums were produced by Mercury-nominated Liran Donin, and engineered by MOBO / Mercury / Grammy-nominated Sonny Johns.

Namvula has been named as one of 13 voices for the future of African music by Rede Angola alongside artists including Fatoumata Diawara, Jupiter & Okwess International and Sidiki Diabaté, and has been harkened to the likes of Cape Verdean diva Maya Andrade and legend Joni Mitchell.
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About Namvula
Genres:
Afro Folk
Band Members:
Namvula Rennie (vocals), Liran Donin (bass), Jack Ross (guitar), Chris Williams (saxophone), Mamadou Sarr (percussion), Yuval Wetzler (drums)

Singer, songwriter and photographer