Microscopic detail, telescopic sound: Rina Mushonga matches the noise of London traffic with references to, say, the works of Ovid, and gilds it all with pop, afro, and synth. And that’s just in one song. Her records are full of bold, intricate arrangements and vocals of the Tracy Chapman/Joan Armatrading persuasion. With a background encompassing India, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, and Peckham, Rina Mushonga’s not overly concerned with adhering to genre. Instead she recognises music’s power to motivate, aggravate, anaesthetise, and empathise. 2019 saw the release of her second album, In A Galaxy. 2020 brings her our way: we’re so excited to be won over by this force of musical talent.
Country: United Kingdom