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 LAURA MVULA

CORK CITY HALL

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER @ 8PM

 

Innovative British singer songwriter, Mvula is a two time Mercury Prize nominee and two time MOBO award winner.

Growing up in Birmingham, Mvula first sang in church and later with all female acapella group Black Voices. By 2008 she had formed and was composing for her own jazz/neo-soul outfit ‘Judy’s House’.

Mvula has directed various choirs and is a graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire where she holds a degree in composition.

Her debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’ and follow-up album ‘The Dreaming Room’ both garnered multiple award nominations and critical acclaim.

Mvula’s songs explore identity, personal dilemmas and social issues. Her 2016 hit, ‘Phenomenal Woman’ was inspired by Maya Angelou, telling the UK Independent “I try and depend a lot on the women that I surround myself with, the women that through their own vulnerability and ridiculous strength are still moving mountains and doing extraordinary things every day.”

 

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