WIN TIX: Mirel Wagner At Joe's Pub NYC [9/16]

***UPDATE*** Mirel Wagner has cancelled the rest of her tour. She will not be playing in NYC***

When we first caught singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner's absorbing video for "No Death" we knew she was one to watch. The Ethiopian-born singer, who was raised in Finland, will hit the stage in NYC Sunday September, 16 at Joe's Pub. Enter to win 2 tickets to what is sure to be a moving evening with Mirel and her guitar by following @Okayafrica on Twitter and tweeting at us #MirelWagner. We'll select a winner on Thursday 9/13!

Watch the video for "No Death" above, check out Mirel's self-titled debut LP here, and see full tour dates here.

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