Eloquent and provocative singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane is the UK’s Black British foremost jazz vocalist.
#Zara’s music is seductive and earthy. As a performer she is uniquely engaging, deftly combining the intricacies of jazz with a deep soulfulness, melding multiple influences from reggae to pop, folk and blues with both her originals and choice of covers. Her breakthrough 2012 jazz cover of Junior Murvin’s ‘Police and Thieves’, provided a jumping off point to further explore the blurred, colourful territory in between jazz and roots-reggae. On “ARISE” we see her continue to explore her Jamaican roots covering Nora Dean’s “PEACE BEGINS WITHIN” and a beautifully poised version of the Congos’ “FISHERMAN” teases out the poignant lyrical content of the 1977 classic. This time her originals have a socio-political lilt, inspired by the political reggae movement of 70’s Jamaica, as well as her trademark compelling self-reflections and observations.
With two critically acclaimed albums to her name, she inhabits an unusual musical landscape, fearlessly exploring original material and reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz and Jamaican music. Her third studio album #ARISE traces her musical heritage of the #Caribbean and explores her take on the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity. Join #Zara for a very big show on Sunday 16th December 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PG BOOK TICKETS
Tickets Price: Standing: £15 / Restaurant: £25 from www.thejazzcafelondon.com
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