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One of the UK’s most forward-thinking soul and jazz collectives, Nubiyan Twist, follow a run of successful European tour dates with a brand new single featuring two new tracks, ‘Portraits’ and ‘If Only’.

’Portraits’, featuring the incredible vocals of Cherise (Jazz FM Vocalist Of The Year, 2019), compares life’s emotions and truths as colours on a canvas (“brush strokes hold so much light and shade”) urging us to confidently stand up and paint our own futures, both for ourselves and in our relationships with others. Featuring intricate instrumental and horn orchestrations, this is Nubiyan Twist at their soulful, sophisticated best.

‘If Only’ showcases a different side to the band on an urgent, infectious broken beat jam capturing the yearning following a one night affair that lingers long in the memory and in the heart. Led by the delicate, personal vocals of Ruby Wood, the song features more superb musicianship from the band including a flowing guitar solo from Tom Excell.


released December 5, 2019

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Nubiyan Twist London, UK

UK's leading light in Afro-Jazz. Lead by producer/ guitarist Tom Excell Nubiyan Twist's live show boasts 10 musicians with powerful arrangements and live dub processing. Their records see collaborations with some of the greatest African musicians of all time, Mulatu Astatke and Tony Allen. As well as working with UK vocalists Cherise, Ego Ella May, Ruby Wood and Ria Moran. ... more


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