A rich mix: 'Congolese-tilted Afro-soul-folk fusion'
Liz Ikamba, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Brighton returns to Cornwall for a second Summer running to serve up some gorgeous Congolese-tilted Afro-soul-folk songs. Her music fuses elements of a range of sounds from dub-reggae, folk and soukous to hip-hop and traditional African rhythms. Her voice conveys a richness that honours African diasporic influences as well as greats like Nina Simone and Sade.
In Liz’s shows, the audience is encouraged to step into the heart and soul of the musical arena to add voices to the catchy hooks in English and Lingala. She has just released her debut EP ‘Mama’, a remarkable collection of songs weaving in personal and ancestral narratives with special tributes paid to her late parents.
‘Mama’ continues to win high praise and radio plays including BBC 6 Music. John Warr of Afrobase on Radio Reverb called it ‘an inspired and beautiful fusion of folk influenced soul and Congolese music’.
For a taster of Liz’s music, visit her website https://lizikamba.com and YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@lizikamba7620 or go straight for https://youtu.be/ORp2qCKQq-A