Najia Bagi 18th April 2011

Manchester-based singer/songwriter Najia Bagi has been singing since the age of 15 and writing for 15 years or so. Her influences range from Billie Holiday to Anthony and the Johnsons, classical musics and Arabic music (her name is Libyan — she has an Arabic father and English mother). She sings with various groups in Manchester and elsewhere but this was her first solo performance in over 5 years and the first time the songs had been performed in public. Too Much, the song featured here, is about two things, a tragic journey to the sun and destructive relationships.

Filmed by Band on the Wall AV on 18 April 2011.