SClusive Premiere: Obenewa - "Make.Believe" | Music Video

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After giving us the green light to premiere the audio a few weeks ago, West London-hailing Soul rising star Obenewa has today blessed us with the official video for "Make.Believe", the first track taken from her eagerly anticipated forthcoming EP B.

The EP which began as an idea three months ago sparked by events in her life, is an a capella outing utilising her vocals not only as the lead, but as the instrumentation on the songs, basically everything you hear is from her mouth. The EP was then written in 5 days and then recorded in 3 days. Intentionally created in that way to make sure she captured that snapshot of her life and kept it honest and pure.

The first single "Make.Believe." which is a poignant and emotive piece, "About not wanting to let someone go, but you know that you have to and for just a moment you’re asking them to pretend, to make-believe that they will still be around."

The beautiful visual accompaniment directed by Gary Nurse keeps the monochromatic aesthetic established with the EP artwork and reflects the theatrical nature of the song, showing the push n pull between two protagonaists/lovers and the young singer wanting to stay in a fantasy world of make-believe and hope to avoid the reality of a failing relationship.

Watch the full video SClusively below...
http://youtu.be/fPVlQ_1vRgY

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SClusive Premiere: Obenewa - "Make.Believe." | New Music

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After giving us a taster live at This Is Wired in East London a few weeks ago (watch a performance here), West London-hailing Soul rising star Obenewa has given us the green light to debut the first track from her forthcoming EP B.

The project which began as an idea three months ago sparked by events in her life, is an a capella outing utilising her vocals not only as the lead, but as the instrumentation on the songs, basically everything you hear is from her mouth. The EP was then written in 5 days and then recorded in 3 days. Intentionally created in that way to make sure she captured that snapshot of her life and kept it honest and pure.

The first single "Make.Believe." is a poignant and emotive piece, which in her words is "About not wanting to let someone go, but you know that you have to and for just a moment you’re asking them to pretend, to make-believe that they will still be around."

Listen to "Make.Believe" SClusively below...

Look out for the official video which will be released in a few days with the EP following in July.
Follow @Obenewa on twitter.


Obenewa unveils "The Answer" from her 'B' EP live at This Is Wired [Video]

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Last week, West London-hailing Soul star in the making Obenewa took to the stage at East London’s acclaimed live showcase This Is Wired to give a packed house an early listen to her forthcoming EP B.Read more


Obenewa to unveil new EP 'B' live at This Is Wired in London on June 10th | Event Preview

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West London hailing Soul star in the making Obenewa will be launch of her anticipated EP B with a live performance of the brand new project at East London's acclaimed live showcase This Is Wired.

The singer/songwriter has impressed many with a string of breathtaking performances in addition to the much heralded Therapy EP which was released back in 2009, is set to release her new EP next week and it's a project with a difference as there are no other instruments on her project apart from her voice! Yes, you read that right, just her voice acting as the entire soundbed for her to perform over.
SoulCulture have had the honour of hearing the project and we can tell you it's a gamechanger. Stay locked for some exclusives on right here very soon.

Obenewa will perform her new mesmerising material alongside the Vive Vocal Choir in what should be a monumental night for live music and emerging acts. Support on the night come from Ruth Ann and JP Cooper.

Doors open: Monday 10 June; 8:30pm.

Location: Concrete (Underneath Pizza East) on the corner of Bethnal Green Road
and Shoreditch High St; just 2 minutes walk from Shoreditch High
Street Station.

Entry: As always, ThisIsWired is an invite only event. But we might have some space on our guest list for you, hit us on twitter @SoulCulture.

For more information on the event follow @thisiswired on twitter and be sure to stay tuned to SoulCulture for more news and music from the West London songstress.


Obenewa - "My Favourite Things" [Acoustic Video]


A memorable presence on the live scene, London singer/songwriter Obenewa [get to know her in our interview] delivers an enchanting acoustic performance of "My Favourite Things" from the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound Of Music, accompanied by Alex Bourt on percussion and Joe Newman on electric guitar in the video below. Her debut EP One Upon A Time is available here, and you can stay up to date with her latest releases at her official website and blog obenewa.com


AKS talks the '80s, UK talent & England vs. Nigeria with thenublack [Video]


South London rapper AKS speaks to thenublack about the influence of his father's musical background and his first forays into songwriting, being an '80s baby with a passion for Thundacats, his top 3 UK female vocalists - Kadija Kamara, Obenewa and Tawiah - his thoughts on the World Cup and the importance of being yourself.

Watch below, told to the beat of "House Called Home," from his debut EP The Bus Stop out now - click for our review and visit thebuststopep.com to purchase his eight-track .
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Obenewa 'Once Upon A Time' @ Tabernacle, London - Feb 27 | Event Preview

Talented up-and-coming songstress Obenewa conceptualises her next live performance, Once Upon A Time, in support of her forthcoming EP of the same title.

Fusing a storytelling element with acoustic performance, the West London singer will tell her story at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London on 27th February.

Once upon a time in London,
there lived a girl who played her guitar and
sang songs to her heart's content.
Music was her first love,
but she was longing to be in love.

One day under the moonlit sky
she met a guy
who she thought would be her happily ever after ...

EVENT DETAILS

Date:
Feb 27th 2011
Venue:
Tabernacle
Powis Square
London,
W11 2AY
Tickets:£8 Adv, £10 Door
Doors: 19:00

For tickets or for more information go to Obenewa's website.


Marsha Ambrosius Live @ Dingwalls, London - December 27th | Event Preview

On Monday 27th December, exceptional singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius performs a one-off London show, which will see the soulstress showcasing material from her upcoming album, Late Nights & Early Mornings, including "I Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)" and her new single "Far Away", as well as performing her classic material.

Marsha will receive support from rising UK soul stars Obenewa, who will be performing cuts from her new EP Late Night Lullabies and Nadine Charles, with full live band.

Event details:

Venue: Dingwalls, London (Address: Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB)
Time: 19:30
Price: £19.50
Age: 18 +

For tickets and more information, click HERE.


Nadine Charles - "You Are The One" | Official Music Video

"You Are The One" is the debut single from talented UK singer Nadine Charles' new EP, Introducing Miss Charles, produced by ProGression & Script from The Truth MoveMENT.

With the song out for download on October 4th, the official video stars Ms Charles as a gameshow contestant on 'Find A Date', hosted by Kele Le Roc.

You'll also spot number of familiar faces from the UK scene pop up in a plethora of cameos, including Obenewa, Kadija Kamara, Jason Jermaine, Incisive, G.R.E.E.D.S. and Yungun.

nadinemcharles.blogspot.com


Nadine Charles – “Kisses In The Morning” | Video + Download

Soulful UK singer/songwriter [and gorgeous model] on the rise Nadine Charles has unveiled a smoochy video for her promo song "Kisses In The Morning." Shot in the grassy surroundings of Richmond Park in London, the loved-up video was produced, directed and edited by John Hendrickse (DirtyMediaLDN).

For a little background on Nadine; she hails from West London and won the Nokia Prince's Trust Unsigned Award in 2005 and is part of the collective known as the TRUTH MoveMENT [which also features her talented sister Obenewa - click to read our interview with her].

Her debut EP released earlier this year, Introducing Miss Charles, features production by Black Einstein and Nadine has also worked with the likes of Bugz in the Attic, 2000black, Silhouette Brown and Gabrielle.

If you like what you hear, go 'head and download "Kisses In The Morning" for free via nadinecharles.bandcamp.com

Nadine Charles online: @Nadiva99 / Blog / MySpace / BandCamp / ReverbNation


Date for your diary... TY 'Special Kind Of Fool' Album Launch @ Jazz Cafe, 31st May

Celebrating the launch of his latest album, Special Kind of Fool, London Hip Hop legend-in-action TY will be taking over London's Jazz Cafe at the end of the month [May 31st] with a full band and some super talented special guests, including live sets from Carroll Thompson, Erik Rico, Black Einstein, Roses Gabor and Obenewa.

I have a feeling it'll be a night to remember - grab your tickets in advance [£13.50] to ensure your place the moment.

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Obenewa: Strong, Calm, Soul Therapy


“Strong & calm. That’s what Obenewa means,” says a composed west London beauty sitting across from me in a busy Starbucks in Hammersmith. Inner peace is often required when waiting in line to order a coffee but more importantly it’s a requirement for any up and coming singer trying to make a name for themselves in the thriving UK Soul scene. But in the short space of time, Obenewa has proven to have the fortitude, knowledge and most importantly, the gift to achieve such success.

Born of Jamaican and Ghanaian heritage, the west London vocalist is owner to not just a traditional Ghanaian name, but also a dreamy and sultry voice which has captivated her many followers, not to mention being an accomplished pianist and avid guitar player. Whilst the likes of Bob Marley, Raphael Saadiq and Stevie Wonder were influential in her musical upbringing, Obenewa also cites also some of the greatest classical composers in history as an influence. Read more