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Lánre Channels Her Yoruba Heritage for the Uplifting New Single 'Human'

Hear the title track from Lánre' new EP, 'Human,' a 4-track collection of pop, folk and soul compositions.

British singer & songwriter Lánre spent her youth in Nigeria, where she honed her skills singing, playing guitar and writing songs influenced by her Yoruba heritage.


Lánre recently released her new EP, Human, a four-track collection of acoustic folk and soul compositions. The EP’s title track shows her knack for shaping layers of vocal harmonies into an alluring and uplifting song. It’s got us thinking of Laura Mvula.

"We're all broken so that light can come in," Lánre sings in the single's refrain.

The Human EP is available now on iTunes. Hear the single above.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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