Tue 24.04.18

Akua Naru

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Authentic live hip-hop forged with love, respect, gratitude & emancipation

With a predilection for poetry, literature and influenced by jazz, neo soul, blues and r&b, America’s Akua Naru (born Latanya Hinton) – who currently lives in Cologne – declaims a positive story forged from love, respect, gratitude and emancipation (e(wo)mancipation, actually).

Flanked by a flock of pedigree musicians and with an unbelievable flair, Akua Naru breathes new life into hip-hop as a critical medium & live happening à la The Roots, Erykah Badu & D’Angelo.

‘… The Blackest Joy’, her third longplayer, is planned for the spring of 2018 and the video of forerunner ‘My Mother’s Daughter’ is a visual homage to “black womanhood on the African continent and in the diaspora”.
 

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For fans of The Roots, Nneka, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Fatoumata Diawara, Oddisee, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Lauryn Hill, …
In the press “Omringd door fenomenale muzikanten bracht Akua Naru een ongedwongen en toch doortastende show.” - INDIESTYLE – De Roma 27/09/17

“Akua Naru is cool. Ongelooflijk cool.” – DANSENDE BEREN – De Roma 27/09/17

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Really amazing ! Bad she couldn't finish her show... Thanks AB.
Victoria.Spezialetti626184
Very cool show, though I must say the band made the concert. Akua was great, but the backup band members were the real eyecatchers. At times I felt like Akua was yelling "Brussels, I can't hear you!" a little too often. Shame they had to stop early too, but I know as a fact that AB is VERY clear about this beforehand, so they should have known... Overall, awesome experience!
BorisNinetoe
ondanks dat ze haar concert moest stopzetten wgns de tijd ( in de Ab stoppen alle concerten stipt 22.30 !!) kunnen we hier wel spreken van één VAN DE concerten v 2018 misschien wel HET concert van t'jaar !! wat een ontdekking !! hiphop meets jazz, blues, soul & funk ....erykah badhu vs Guru jazzmataz .....5-stars concert !! iedereen in de zaal werd omvergeblazen door deze dame ....chapeau !! :)
brooklyn
She was immense, the band was more than great, SUCH A SHAME FOR THE QUALITY OF THE SOUND!! Really bad mixing!! Also, shame on you AB for not letting her play a couple more songs... I understand timetable/rules/curfew and stuff, but when an artist is so motivated to give more to her crowd, let her do!
marta-resmini
Such a shame that you stopped her performance ! You could have let her at least 10-15 minutes to finish her gig. What does Brussels look like when one of his best concerthalls does such a thing ? A hellhole.
Colinedel
Awesome!
boeloeboeloe
Fantastic!! Funky, jazzy, hiphop, the real good vibe. She knows How to make you dance!! So sorry that She had to stop her performance, Where was the artist’s freedom, AB?!
Kurbiek
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