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MICHAEL KIWANUKA

Possessed of an incredibly smooth and soulful voice in the vein of greats like Otis Redding or Van Morrison, Michael Kiwanuka broke onto the music scene in 2012 with Home Again, enamoring public and critics alike and landing that year’s prestigious BBC Sound Award. Since then, several albums along and having collaborated with artists of such stature as Dan Auerbach, Kiwanuka has settled in as one of the key figures for understanding the soul music of today. His sophomore album, Love & Hate, established him not only as a great voice, but also an innovative and eclectic composer. Songs penned from the depths of the soul like “Cold Little Heart” (opening tune of acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies) and “Black Man in a White World” are already anthems destined to echo on in our collective consciousness. The Londoner is returning to BIME Live after his appearance at the 2015 edition to take us through his brilliant output so far in what’s sure to be one of the most special and unique concerts of the festival.