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Laura Mvula at Guinness Cork Jazz Festival at Cork City Hall

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Thu, September 27, 2018
20:00

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The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival are proud to present the incomparable Laura Mvula at this years Festival. Innovative British jazz vocalist and singer song writer and two time Mercury Prize nominee and two time MOBO award winner, Laura Mvula grew 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 Judyshouse. Mvula has also directed various choirs. She is a graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire and holds a degree in composition.
Her debut album, Sing to the Moon was released in 2013 and garnered multiple award nominations and critical acclaim. Discussing her follow-up, 2016 album The Dreaming Room, the UK Guardian described how Mvula “pulls the listener along with her through the most serpentine songs: however, winding their routes, the melodies are almost always beautiful; however much the musical scenery shifts, it is always striking.”...

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Isaac Dugdale uploaded this event on September 4, 2018

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