FunkSoulNation presents Romare (Ninja Tune) at The HiFi Club
As one of the most exciting British talents to emerge from the electronic world of late, Romare’s music combines a seriousness of intent with a thrilling immediacy and we are overjoyed that he will be making his second Leeds appearance back at The HiFi Club!
The discovery of revered American collagist Romare Bearden whilst at university became a lightning bolt moment, as is revealed by the moniker he chose for himself. More importantly, Bearden’s collages inspired the young musician to pursue a similar technique in his productions, harnessing its power to illuminate and assert through re-contextualisation.
With two vinyl EP releases on the excellent Black Acre label - Meditations on Afrocentrism (2012) and Love Songs: Part One (2013) - fiercely supported by the likes of Benji B, Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens and Bonobo, Romare’s music has, rightfully, already caused a stir. A true artist, Romare’s music moves the mind as much as the feet, its sense of detail married to its mood, melody and passion.