Time: July 1, 2014 from 9pm to 11:45pm
Location: Fifty Seven, Los Angeles CA
Street: 712 South Santa Fe Avenue
City/State: Los Angeles, CA 90021
Event Type: fifty, seven, lira, downtown, la, south, africa, afro-soul, los, angeles
Organized By: Jonathan Rudnick / Downstairs at Fifty Seven
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2014
Doors at 9pm / 1 show with 2 sets at 10pm & 11.30pm
LIRA the Queen of Afro-Soul is a multi-platinum award winning South African artist and like Sade before her, blends R&B, Jazz and African elements into a sensual, appealing pop music sound with huge global appeal. She has graced the covers of numerous lifestyle magazines worldwide & won a multitude of accolades from The South African Music Awards (the SA equivalent of a Grammy), to the MTV Africa Awards, Channel O Awards, Metro FM & MOJO Awards as well as Glamour Magazine South Africa's 2008 "Woman of the Year."
Essence Magazine named her one of “five unique artists to change music.”
Rise Again, her U.S. debut on Shanachie Records, is a wide-ranging collection of her best work to date, including the smash hit title track, which shows off her soulful, jazzy and African-oriented sides. Included is a version of “Something Inside So Strong,” which she performed at ceremonies honoring Nelson Mandela.
Please join us in welcoming this rising new global star to LA and her debut at FIFTY SEVEN !