Archive for the ‘Michael Kiwanuka’ Tag
Not together, although that would be awesome. But both soulful singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka and wonderfully obscure hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are coming to Cork.
Kiwanuka plays Cyprus Avenue on February 12
Shabazz Palaces will play the Pavillion on May 19th.
I first posted about Michael Kiwanuka back in April when I came across his magnificent song “Tell me a Tale”. Since then Kiwanuka has appeared on Jools Holland and topped the BBC’s Sound of 2012. I get the feeling that when those end of year lists are being drawn up next December his name will appear in most.
It has taken me a while to broaden my musical horizons. For a long time I confined myself to a limited number of bands and a limited sound, mostly post-rock, which I still love, but I realised that I was blocking myself off from a world of fantastic music. One area which I’ve really been meaning to get into is the whole soul/rhythm/blues but I just don’t seem to know where to start. Nialler9 as always proved a useful resource today enabling me to discover this gem from Londoner Michael Kiwanuka. Lovely.