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Laura Mvula Releases Debut LP, 'Sing To The Moon'

UK singer Laura Mvula releases her debut album, 'Sing Me To The Moon'


U.K. singer, songwriter and composer Laura Mvula has officially released her debut album Sing To The Moon today, which means if you're like us, your musical crush can come full circle into complete fandom (or maybe stan-dom? We're not here to judge). A classically trained student of composition, Mvula and her seductive voice are not the only stars on the LP, as her lush arrangements find her layering vocals on top of bells, hand-claps, and even more of her own vocals to create a work that manages to be both rhythmically complex and soothing at the same time. Composing an album that incorporates jazz, pop, and soul influences while staying refreshingly innovative is no easy task, but Mvula handles both feats with deft and grace. In case you missed our drop of her video for 'Green Garden' last month, we've included it below so you waste no time getting caught up - and for those of you in the London area, Mvula will be taking the stage tonight at Tabernacle if you'd like to see her live (trust us, you do). Be sure to grab Sing To The Moon on iTunes now.

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Interview: In The Beginning Was Manana

Manana on his debut album 'In The Beginning Was The End', a relatable love story narrated backwards.

Ndumiso Manana had just purchased a microphone to complete his home studio setup when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown in 2020.

Unable to tour with his Seba Kaapstad family due to travel restrictions implemented as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, he did what many musicians in his circles, and around the world, were doing: he diverted his attention to something else.

In his case, the diversion led to one of 2020's most beguiling releases, In The Beginning Was The End, an album so perfect, so polished yet raw; so whole yet sparse; so sophisticated yet, strangely, relatable.

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Several Cultural Figures Sign Petition Supporting Ghana's LGBT Community

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful and several others have signed a petition calling on Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to support and protect the LGBT community which is under continued targeting.