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Lianne La Havas

Blood Means Family To Lianne La Havas On Her New Album

Lianne La Havas’ debut full-length Is Your Love Big Enough? was a critical and popular smash. It won iTunes album of the year back in 2012. She joins us older and wiser in terms of who she is and what she wants from her music. The title of her new and possibly more inventive album Blood and Blood means family and identity. She joins us today with her band to play songs like “Green and Gold” - colors associated with both Jamaica and Greece, the two countries her parents came from. She spent time in Jamaica even recording part of the new album there. As before, the arrangements are quite different in style from song to song and Lianne's vocals shine. We'll hear her band live on stage at World Cafe Live.

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Recent Release: Blood
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Label: Nonesuch