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It is our dedication to anticipate the future of music, looking for exciting talents and artists you should know about. NBHAP’s brand new ‘Introducing’ section is the place for taste pioneers, musical enthusiasts and those of you who would like to be there before the hype kicks in.

muva of Earth: Jazz-infused Serenity and the Power of Spirituality

The alternative jazz singer muva of Earth graced the stage at Berlin's XJAZZ! festival with their voice and tranquility of their harp-playing. Based in London, the artist draws on their Yoruba roots and embraces serenity and spirituality in their music. With only a few releases so far, muva of Earth crystalises a distinct artistic voice incorporating afrofuturistic rhythms and horns.
Nyokabi Kariuki is standing in front of the ocean. She is wearing a white top and has one arm resting on her head. Her hair is braided and falls over her shoulder.

Coming Home: Sonic Explorations of a Body in Recovery with Nyokabi Kariũki

A body with symptoms of Long Covid, the incompleteness and uncertainty of recovery, the acceptance of the state of the body as a changed one. The Kenyan producer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariũki releases her debut LP "FEELING BODY" on which she dissects the relationship to her body changed by the effects of illness through electronic experimentation, spoken word whispers and field recordings.
A wide shot of Lucina Chua dressed in a red dress dancing in front of a white abstract sculpture in a white studio setting.

Not Your Echo: Lucinda Chua Meditates On Place, Movement, and Identity On “YIAN”

The South London-based Lucinda Chua is a multitalented artist. Cellist, producer, singer, and songwriter she now releases her solo debut "YIAN" (燕). The record is an intimate and atmospheric exploration of her identity as a person of the Chinese diaspora raised in England and showcases her carefully orchestrated and atmospherically electronic compositions.

Building Bridges: Sabrina Bellaouel on her Multilingual Debut “Al Hadr”

The debut record by the singer and producer Sabrina Bellaouel explores her Algerian-French identity, and crafts personal memories into emotive songs. From euphoric pop to heavy techno-inspired house, singer-songwriter meets electronic distortion, "Al Hadr" is a chameleon of a record. This week, Sabrina shares insight into her influences and the formative aesthetic of Algerian music.

Musical Choreography: Marta Cascales Alimbau On the Expression of A Pianist

Barcelona-based pianist Marta Cascales Alimbau merges classical and contemporary influences. Forming part of the growing scene of young pianists, she explores the range of expression of the 88 keys. Ahead of the release of her single "The Space Between" as part of the piano days project, we met the artist in her hometown.

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