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Breaking: Raveena -- Shanti

Breaking: Raveena -- Shanti

RIYL: Sugar Caves, The Internet, Bahamas

 

If you don’t fall in love with Raveen almost instantaneously upon hearing or viewing her, then there may be something wrong with you. The neo-soul/r&b songstress is fighting for a powerful and deliciously beautiful space for multiculturalism in the neo-soul landscape. When so much of our music genre’s have been copted or appropriated from different cultures and naotionalities, seeing an Indian American soul/r&b singer create deeply passionate and radiantly beautiful work with a decidedly multicultural emphasis is a refreshing and important change from a trend of white appropriation in so many genres. She released her EP, Shanti, towards the end of last year and it’s a damn shame that I have taken this long to remark on what a staggeringly amazing soul record this is. It’s a eminently confident statement of purpose and assertion of character—one that shows an incredible amount of potential and hints at themes and politics in subtle but important ways. I cannot wait to see more from her and you, dear reader wherever you are, would do well to check her out immediately.

Hindsight and Peripheral Vision

Hindsight and Peripheral Vision

Weekly Roundup: January 26, 2018

Weekly Roundup: January 26, 2018