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‘Visionary’ Nigerian British singer, songwriter, composer and all-round creative, bringing a new wave of folk, jazz and world (afri-brazilian) fusion that’s winning over even self-professed mainstream hard-liners. It is simple and poignant while engaging and groovy. A sound and style, undoubtedly born as a result of global wanderings with her huge family.
From her solo guitar & vocal sets to vibrant band ensembles (featuring premier musicians from London and the rest of the Globe), U’mau ‘live’ is always a treat.
Her vocal session work extends to bands including Tunday Akintan’s Yorubeat Allstars, Future Sounds of Africa, Kadialy Kouyate’s Sound Orchestra and folk harmonies with the likes of Harold Fergus and guest features with eclectic drum and flute duo, Zashiki Warashi.
U’mau’s debut album, ‘Sound Journeys of the Lost and Found’ (April 2011), has met warm welcome from audiences with features in Next Magazine (234next.com), BBC London 94.9FM and Soul Culture Magazine.
A singer and performer, U'mau is also a prolific writer and composer and has written songs and music (across many genres) for other artistes, as well as stage, television and radio productions. For a sample of the compositions, check out www.reverbnation.com/umauthecomposer
For more on U'mau, visit the official website: www.umau.com