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The London A Cappella Festival presents a thrilling new collaboration between internationally acclaimed composer and singer Laura Mvula and Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet, Black Voices, in a programme celebrating iconic female artists including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin – not to mention Laura’s own compositions and arrangements.
Laura Mvula is a household name, known for her inventive, atmospheric mix of R&B, jazz, classical, and pop which fuses orchestral soul with velvet harmonies and emotional vocals.
For over twenty-five years, Black Voices have captivated audiences around the world with their arrangement of spirituals, jazz, gospel, pop, reggae and folk songs, as well as a fusion of contemporary and classical styles. Directed by Carol Pemberton MBE, they’ve developed a unique repertoire and have performed with legends including Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Ray Charles, Hugh Masekela, and Take 6.
This concert is the opening concert of the London A Cappella Festival, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2019, and is also part of Venus Unwrapped at Kings Place.