This Eska article was written by Kieran Stowell, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited my Nick Roseblade

Who: Eska Mtungwazi goes under her stage name ESKA

Where is she from?: She was born in Zimbabwe, however moved to South London at a very young age.

Who does she sound like?: It’s near impossible to attach her sound as she never sticks to one form.
The closest comparison that can be made however would be Joni Mitchell.

Songs to get you started: Cinematic Orchestra-Child Song (Featuring Eska) (Ma Fleur – 2007), Morgan Zarate-Sticks and Stones (Featuring Eska and Ghostface Killah) (Hyperdub 10.2 2014), Gatekeeper (Eska – 2015), Boundaries (Eska – 2015), So Long Eddy (Eska – 2015)

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What is she doing now?: Following her Mercury Prize nomination, Eska has embarked upon a European tour to promote the record.

Bonus Facts:

  • Eska has earned the nickname of “Britain’s best musical secret” after her feature work with a range of British artists.
  • She has earned the approval of British Jazz,pop artist; Jamie Cullum who went on to describe her track “Gatekeeper” as “an unbelievable track that will be hard to beat.”


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