Akua Naru + Jalen N’Gonda

  • Thursday | 18.05.17
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10 EARLYBIRD / ...

Solidifying herself at the top of the female hip hop game, the poetic wordsmith Akua Naru returns to the UK for another much-anticipated live show at Band on the Wall.

Naru’s talent for storytelling, along with classic boom-bap hip-hop sounds, socially conscious rhymes and jazz-soul elements has rightfully garnered attention around the globe. Such attention has fluently translated from stage to record, with her debut album “…The Journey Aflame” deemed a hip hop classic by critics from New York to Moscow, forging its way into the history books.

Being associated with 90’s hip-hop movements as well as acts including Lauryn Hill and The Roots, Naru’s musical and poetic gifts have been appreciated among hip-hop circles and are amplified by her live performances.

Representing strongly when performing with The DIGFLO Band, a six-piece ensemble including drums, keys, saxophone/flute, bass, guitar, and turntables, Akua Naru and her band have a reputation for captivating audiences, hyping crowds, and inspiring many. Clearly, her music and performances are a testament to the legacy of soul music and the powerful trailblazing female artist tradition on which it builds.

“This lady is the keeper of the cool flow.” – Tony Allen

This is a standing show.