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Thursday 18 January
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In a nutshell
ESKA unveils new music from her hugely anticipated follow-up album at a very special homecoming show
Zimbabwean-born Londoner ESKA is female solo artist who is a creative force to reckoned with.
Imagine the psyche soul of Minnie Riperton, unexpected, whimsical melodic twists of Kate Bush and ornate detail of folk legends Pentangle arranged in an intoxicating meld for the post-digital age, and you’re only getting close. ESKA has been compared to Joni Mitchell by the music press, but her sound is a unique and complex tapestry of folk, soul, and rock n ' roll that has to be heard to be believed.
Mercury Prize-nominated ESKA has wowed crowds everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. ESKA’s list of collaborations over the course of her career is as bravely diverse as her music itself; Grace Jones, Zero 7, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Wiley, A$AP Rocky and even designer Rick Owens at Paris Fashion Week.
What people are saying
“The finest UK singer" Gilles Peterson, BBC6
“Her voice can skip and swoop like Joni Mitchell” Q ****
“Insane vocal talent… the whole album is a wonderfully emotive affair” Time Out
“Her debut album attests to the Londoner’s versatility, drawing on everything from psychedelic soul to folk infused with the spirit of Kate Bush… A mind-bending gem” The Observer 4/5
“Hail Queen Eska!” The Telegraph
“Touching, powerful, experimental and sensuous – you could pick just about any positive adjective and it would apply.” The Independent on Sunday 5/5
“I can’t remember when I last heard anything this enchanting or inventive. Her array of reggae, jazz, soul, choral, electronica, folk and classical influences collide to create a sound that is hers alone.” The Guardian
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This event is wheelchair accessible.