Laura Mvula’s GREEN GARDEN

by AIGERIM SAPAROVA

LAURA MVULA via The Line of Best Fit

LAURA MVULA via The Line of Best Fit

Musician: LAURA MVULA

Age: 26

Hometown: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ethnic Roots: Caribbean; Mvula is the surname of her Zambian husband Themba

Music 101: Classically trained at the Birmingham Conservatoire

Album Name/Release Date: Sing to the Moon/March 12, 2013

Label: Sony/RCA Records

MVULA MOTIF via The Guardian

MVULA MOTIF via The Guardian

SUBWAY STARE via Last.fm

SUBWAY STARE via Last.fm

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IND!E FUSE 2012: Tawiah’s in the Building [Accra]

TAWIAH

TAWIAH

We’re literally freaked that TAWIAH is rocking IND!E FUSE this year on Sat. Dec. 15th at Alliance Francaise. We’ve been fans for a stone cold minute now – ESPECIALLY after she made jaws drop and tongues seize at PY Annan’s Bless the Mic Christmas Concert in 2008. And it was on an impromptu tip at that, chale.

Bold, out-there-somewhere chords, funky confidence and a laid-back spirit. Did we say we’re amped?

Tawiah’s back in Ghana for the first time in four years and boy, has this London gal been busy. She’s worked on tracks with literally everyone – including Cee-Lo, Wale, Eric Lau, GhostPoet, Smiler + Professor Green and Mark Ronson among a slew of other dope artists.

Peep homegirl in action with Mark Ronson’s band making Glastonbury [2008] go wild:

 

And ripping it at a Put Me On It event in London:

Catch TAWIAH live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @TawiahMusic