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Mix Of The Week: Nubya Garcia

Mix Of The Week: Nubya Garcia

Andrew Kemp | Features & Interviews

There’s always something coming out the speakers in the Ticket Arena office, so we thought we’d share some of the sonic splendours that soundtrack all of our hard work. Now a weekly feature that brings a different artist to the fore each Thursday, the TA Mix Of The Week scours the vaults for some of our favourite sets of old and keeps a beady eye out for the classics of the future, serving up a taste of the artists that make us happy to do what we do.

London can count itself lucky to have saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia at the forefront of a jazz scene that’s getting better with each passing month. Fusing together sounds drawn from Afrofuturism, neosoul and Caribbean heritage, Garcia has made waves this year in a city that has over the last few years remembered that jazz was made to be danced to, with a dancefloor revolution encouraging deep diggers to look worldwide for their musical excavations.

As you’d expect from someone of Garcia’s talent, her music comes from a place of love for a myriad of sounds, as evidenced by her latest radio show for NTS. With reggae classics, folk from Guiana, Nina Simone’s immaculate “Plain Gold Ring” and the swirling harps of “Journey in Satchidananda” by Alice Coltrane, this is an hour long trip that will last many more in the memory.



Nubya Garcia appears at World Island in Leeds on Friday 25th May, with Sampha, Loyle Carner and Unknown Mortal Orchestra also on the bill. She will then look forward to a busy summer, with sets at Dimensions, Field Day and Outlook demonstrating an irrepressible talent.

Photo courtesy of Nubya Garcia

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