MUSUMBA

Musumba is a 16-yr-old singer-songwriter of Congolese heritage from Bradford in West Yorkshire who writes, plays piano and guitar and sings. She describes her art as a fusion of blues, EDM, gospel and African rhythms with feminist lyrics, contemporary R&B vocals and rap.

 

Since releasing her début single in June 2019, she has been played multiple times by BBC Introducing, Radio Leeds, Radio 6 Music, Radio 1Xtra and local community radio. She has been the studio guest artist on several shows.

 

In November 2018 Musumba was invited to open for Kate Tempest at the Women of the World Festival in Bradford. Since then she has performed at numerous gigs and festivals.

 

Musumba was commissioned to participate in BBC Music Day 2019, delivering a spoken work piece over a performance of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ by the Bradford Youth Orchestra in public. Radio Leeds described it as “the jewel in the crown of BBC Music Day in West Yorkshire”.

 

Invited to perform at BBC Music Introducing Live in London, she met some of the BBC's top music presenters and emerging musicians and was broadcast on all 39 BBC local radio stations and Radio 6 Music.

 

Musumba has recently worked with top Leeds producer Ben Matravers and leading Bradford grime artist and producer Jae Depz, writing and recording tracks for release in 2020 while preparing for her GCSEs.

what came out of the speakers was brilliant

Tom Robinson, Radio 6 Music, Jun 2019

She's the future of music in Leeds/Bradford

Ben Matravers, Leeds producer, Jan 2020

...absolutely a star in the making

Alan Raw, BBC Introducing, Jul 2019

...she's an excellent artist... she's amazing

Jae Depz, Radio 1Xtra, Sep 2019

Musumba performing at BBC Music Introducing Live 2019

the teenager from Bradford who's making massive waves
Gayle Lofthouse, BBC Radio Leeds
MUSIC VIDEO (click to play)
PRESS COVERAGE (click to expand)
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Different Wave (2019)
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Drifting (2020)
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DISCOGRAPHY (click to play)
Pourquoi (2019)
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PERFORMED AT:

Trafalgar Square, London

Kala Sangam, Bradford

St. George’s Hall, Bradford

Kirkgate Market, Leeds

Leeds Carnival, Leeds

Saltaire Festival, Saltaire

Tobacco Dock, London

The Broadway, Bradford

Pirate Studios, Leeds

Speakers’ Corner, Bradford

Performing live on BBC Music Day
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Live in session at BBC Introducing
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RADIO BROADCASTS (click to play)
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Social media mesages

© Naomie Musumba Soda, 2020