Tag Archives: Singer

Playlist: Shniece McMenamin – Her “Disco Deceptions” (June 2020)

Playlist: Shniece McMenamin – Her “Disco Deceptions” (June 2020)

You might have “met” her and listened to her voice thanks to her collaborations with nothing less than Prince Fatty (“Deep Sleep“) Omar, Mungos Hi-Fi, The Last Poets or opening for and supporting the likes of Chaka Kahn, Chic & Nile Rodgers, Sister Sledge, Incognito and Aswad Now (tomorrow to be...
Interview: Luzmira Zerpa – Family Atlantica (March 2017)

Interview: Luzmira Zerpa – Family Atlantica (March 2017)

Before learning to walk and talk, Luzmira Zerpa was already singing… well, maybe that’s not literally what happened, but since an early age, the woman who would become the voice, cuatro player and relentless energetic drive of Family Atlantica grew up in an environment where listening to, singing and playing...
News: Juanita Euka – Winner of LUKAS Vocalist of the Year Award

News: Juanita Euka – Winner of LUKAS Vocalist of the Year Award

In three weeks’ time, Aurelio will bring his soothing Garifuna sound to London. Yet, that won’t be the only treat that we will offer you throughout the evening. Just one hour before Aurelio’s performance, another intriguing artist will make her appearance on stage and delight Rich Mix’s audience. Many of...
Preview: Elza Soares + Eska @ Barbican (London, 13th November 2016)

Preview: Elza Soares + Eska @ Barbican (London, 13th November 2016)

There’s nothing ordinary in Elza Soares’s life and career. Since the 1950s, she embodies the voice of Brazil, not simply because she’s one of the most popular Brazilian singers, but also because she has sung her country in every form and shape. She has sung Brazilian tradition and avant-garde, has...
Interview: Namvula @ Sands Films (London, 6th April 2016)

Interview: Namvula @ Sands Films (London, 6th April 2016)

On April 6th, I ventured out to Rotherhithe in the South-Eastern corner of London to meet Namvula, a half-Zambian, half-Scottish musician whose 2014 debut album Shiwezwa received a wave of enthusiastic praise from the press. We meet as she waits to play an intimate set at a gig organised by...