Akua Naru - Bayimba Arts Festival

Akua Naru - Bayimba Arts Festival
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Starts: Sunday, 18 September, 2016 06:30pm

Ends: Sunday, 18 September, 2016 07:30pm

Event Details

Goethe-Zentrum Kampala brings the gifted wordsmith, rapper and poet Akua Naru to the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts 2016.

Akua Naru, who lives in Germany and released her debut album “The Journey Aflame” in 2011, has solidified herself in short time on the scene as a model for what women can be in hip hop. Her latest release “The Miner’s Canary” (2015) has been recorded live over a two year period featuring various talented musicians from around the globe. With classic ‘boom bap’ influenced hip-hop sounds, socially conscious rhymes and elements of jazz and soul, Akua Naru has been associated with key hip-hop figures such as Lauryn Hill and The Roots.

Akua Naru has performed with the world renowned Afro Beat pioneer and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, toured with classic Hip Hop group Lords Of The Underground, & shared the stage/collaborated with artists Patrice, Tete, Ursula Rucker, Blitz The Ambassador, German production powerhouse JR &Ph7, Detroit emcee Elzhi, Wax Tailor, Uk rapper TY, Voice Of Germany soul singer, Mic Donet, and recently featured on a new Red Hot release along side Tuneyards and legends Angelique Kidjo and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the legendary Roots crew.

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