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



Really amazing ! Bad she couldn't finish her show... Thanks AB.
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!
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 !! :)
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!
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.
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?!
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