British Songstress Laura Mvula to Perform in NYC and Philadelphia

British Songstress Laura Mvula is set to perform three shows this month in celebration of her second album titled The Dreaming Room, which was released on June 16, 2016. Mvula mixes R&B, soul, jazz and even indie, folk and pop to create a sound all her own. Her music is presented with much culture and appreciation for her roots, which can be seen in her music video for “Overcome” feating Nile Rodgers. Laura Mvula will be hitting the stage as a part of AfroPunk this upcoming weekend and will later be playing a show in Brooklyn at National Sawdust. All three tour dates are listed below with ticket links:


8/27 / Brooklyn, NY / Afropunk
8/28 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
8/29 / Brooklyn, NY / National Sawdust


The New York Times writes: “exceptional” – on The Dreaming Room

AP: “an ambitious album full of rhythms and drama” ­– on The Dreaming Room

Rolling Stone: “The Dreaming Room exists in its own world, apart from the rest of modern pop.”

Pitchfork: “Her second album is filled with her rich and moving voice and is laden with sonic surprises.”



Mayra Ramales
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