Tuesday, March 6, 2012

NNEKA's New Album Soul Is Heavy Released

NNEKA's Album Soul Is Heavy Released on Yo Mama's Recordings/Decon, Appears on BET's 106 & Park on 3/6

Download her track with The Roots' Black Thought "God Knows Why" HERE

Award winning songwriter, Nneka, has just released her third album Soul is Heavy. The album is an effortlessly balanced combination of hip-hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God.

In honor of her release, Nneka will be performing on BET's 106 & Park this Tuesday, March 6th, performing the track “God Knows Why” with Black Thought and J.Period. As a featured artist on BET's Music Matters, Nneka will also be appearing at the BET SXSW Showcase on March 15th. Other performances for Nneka at SXSW include March 13th at Clive Bar for the Pandora/DMX Showcase, an Acoustic performance for Ben Sherman/Clash Music on March 16th, KUT Showcase on March 16th and the National Geographic Showcase at The Stage on Sixth on March 17th.

Soul is Heavy is both affirmative and compelling in addressing the tough realities and uncomfortable truths of modern politics – both personal (‘Stay’) and international (‘Soul is Heavy’) - and adding credence to the Lauryn Hill / Erykah Badu references so often cited in comparison of her.

Catch Nneka on tour at one of the dates below:

3/6: Vancouver @The Biltmore Cabaret

3/7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

3/8: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

3/10: San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge

3/11: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

3/13 – 3/17: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/18: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Bronze Peacock

3/21: Chicago, IL @ Double Door

3/23: Toronto @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club "Canadian Music Week"

3/24: Montreal @ Cabaret du Mile End

3/26: Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear's

3/27: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

3/28: Philadelpha, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

3/29: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe

3/31: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

Check out Nneka's latest video for “Shining Star” HERE.




For more information please contact:

Pam Nashel Leto @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 111 Pam@Girlie.com

Jess Torraca @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 123 Jess@Girlie.com

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