Laura Mvula

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Laura Mvula: Pink Noise review – an album of overdue fun
Mvula’s renaissance continues with a bold album fuelled by 80s dance pop and letting go

Kitty Empire

04, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Laura Mvula’s teenage obsessions: ‘I thought a briefcase was the most buff thing ever’
The singer-songwriter recalls the life-changing joy of playing in an orchestra, the beauty of her first braids and being empowered by Eternal

As told to Stephanie Phillips

17, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup
With theatre and dance scaled back, music dominates, including concerts from Simon Rattle, Damon Albarn, Nicola Benedetti and Laura Mvula

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jun, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Clara Amfo, Laura Mvula, David Lammy and more: 'We’re shifting the deadly disease of racism'
Presenters, performers, writers and politicians on whether the protests in the UK in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death will have a lasting effect

As told to Sirin Kale

11, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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On my radar: Wendell Pierce’s cultural highlights
The American actor on Lucian Freud’s self-portraits, the music of Laura Mvula, and Labour MP David Lammy

Kathryn Bromwich

03, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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'I thought I'd hate it': Bridget Christie on loving the Last Night of the Proms
Laura Mvula was captivating, and I cried when opera star Jamie Barton took to the stage with a rainbow flag. Shame the conductor spent the entire night with his back to us

Bridget Christie

15, Sep, 2019 @2:23 PM

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Laura Mvula and Black Voices review – impressive, gutsy tribute to life-changing women
The Mobo-winning star joined forces with family to exquisitely harmonise in songs by Nina Simone, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Mvula herself

Robin Denselow

24, Jan, 2019 @12:20 PM

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Books to give us hope: Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Rose McGowan and more share their picks
This week at Hay festival, writers, artists and thinkers have been discussing the world we live in today. How do we stay positive and fight for change? Here they reveal the books that give them hope

Chelsea Clinton, Tishani Doshi, Rose McGowan, Michael Morpurgo, Laura Mvula, Philip Pullman, Kamila Shamsie, Rose Tremain, Jacqueline Wilson and more

02, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Yasiin Bey and Robert Glasper review – mercurial hip-hop star finds magic in the moment
Teaming up with jazz maverick Glasper, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def performed a gripping set with the spontaneous vibe of an after-hours jam session

Stevie Chick

09, Mar, 2018 @12:31 PM

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Bestival review – Pet Shop Boys and battleship raves keep spirits stormproof
Pet Shop Boys, Dizzee Rascal and A Tribe Called Quest’s last ever gig all added to a gloriously vibrant weekend that kept the boutique festival in glittering mood

Mark Beaumont

11, Sep, 2017 @11:36 AM

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Laura Mvula: ‘I can’t make music when I’ve got a dirty kitchen’
The singer-songwriter on Mum’s Caribbean cooking, food platters with Prince – and the worst time to have a burger

Interview by John Hind

18, Jun, 2017 @12:00 PM

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