Michael Kiwanuka

Home Again

Home Again album

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Home Again

Home Again EP

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Im Getting Ready

Im Getting Ready EP

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Tell Me a Tale

Tell Me a Tale EP

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03.05.14 - London - St Luke's Church Tickets More info
30.06.14 - Sete - Worldwide Festival Tickets More info
01.07.14 - Paris - L’Olympia Tickets More info
02.07.14 - Paris - L’Olympia Tickets More info
06.07.14 - Amsterdam - De Wereld Draait Buiten Tickets More info
17.07.14 - Montreux - Montreux Jazz Festival Tickets More info
18.07.14 - Gent - Gent Jazz Festival Tickets More info
19.07.14 - Wiesen - Nova Jazz & Blues Night Tickets More info
14.08.14 - Budapest - Sziget Festival Tickets More info
18.08.14 - Morrison - Red Rocks Amphitheater Tickets More info
21.08.14 - Burnaby - Deer Lake Park Tickets More info
23.08.14 - George - The George Amphitheater Tickets More info
24.08.14 - Bend - Les Schwab Amphitheater Tickets More info
26.08.14 - Berkeley - The Greek Theatre Tickets More info
27.08.14 - Los Angeles - The Greek Theatre Tickets More info
28.08.14 - Los Angeles - The Greek Theatre Tickets More info
30.08.14 - San Diego - Rimac Sports Field Tickets More info
31.08.14 - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Bowl Tickets More info
01.09.14 - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Bowl Tickets More info

US Live Agent: Kirk Sommer

US Press: Jime Merlis (Big Hassle)

UK Live Agent: Angus Baskerville

UK Press: Jon Lawrence

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Ewafe Project (Raising the Roof)

Ewafe Project (Raising the Roof)

Just before Christmas I met a friend named Olivia Barker who also happens to be my neighbour. Olivia set up a charity in 2009 after spending some time in Uganda volunteering. When I found out about her work and how young she was when she started it I was very inspired by her guts and determination. She was only 18 years old when she set it up with her friend Corrie Latham of the same age. The Charity has now gone from catering for 200 children to 4000 children in the city of Kampala. They've also gone on to win the 'Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Award'. The more i heard about it, the more i wanted to be involved in some way. My parents were born in Uganda and I have so much family over there so it's of course a place that is close to me.


Before Christmas we put on a small house gig nearby and raised money to start building a home that would care for abandoned children in Kampala. I thought this was a cool idea. But it wasn't until i saw photos of the walls of this building that were put up through the money we raised from the gig that I knew how much we could do with with just a little effort. 

This really excited me so I wanted to put on another bigger gig, with friends to raise more money to get the roof finshed off to this building, and to get closer to completing it. 

This particular project has become really dear to me and it's something i'm very passionate about. The gig is also on my birthday so it's something i'm very excited about. We're calling the night 'The Ewafe Project (raising the roof)'. Ewafe means 'Where we belong', a nice way to describe a home which is hopefully what we'll get closer to building after this gig. All the proceeds from this gig will go to the Kids Club Kampala Charity Ewafe Project. Here are some pictures of how far we've come and how far we've got to go.

It's gonna be a fun night of music for a good cause.

Michael

You can get tickets here

Posted on 2nd April 2014

Michael Kiwanuka on Third Man Records

Third Man Records is delighted to present Michael Kiwanuka's contribution to the TMR Blue Series of releases. Available to order and through iTunes from today.

 

Ahead of his new album sessions for the follow up his gold-certified debut album ‘Home Again’, Kiwanuka has been busy performing live across the globe. He made his way through Nashville this past summer with just enough pause and aplomb to commit a couple of recordings to tape.

 

With Jack White in the producer’s chair, the A-side "You've Got Nothing to Lose" is an original composition, featuring The Buzzards' Dominic Davis on upright bass and Cory Younts on piano, joined also by fellow balladeer Lillie Mae Rische on fiddle.

 

The single also features a chilling rendition of Townes Van Zandt's infamous "Waitin' 'Round to Die" on the B-side, the perfect complement to the timbre and mood of the A-side.

 

Kiwanuka: “I'm a big fan of Jack White. I used to hear his guitar riffs in secondary school growing up as a teenager. He inspired loads of us to start bands and pick up a guitar which I did. He's an artist that still inspires me today, so it was such a pleasure getting to work with him, and put out this single on Third Man Records.”

 

The video is directed by Nashville-based critic and director/curator for Third Man Records' Light & Sound Machine film series James Cathart. It is a powerful reflection on acceptance and misconception; the story unfolds as a woman gets ready to attend her young son’s birthday party. Cathart explains his concept for the video: "Michael’s song has this air about it - of a father figure imparting wisdom. So I looked for an unexpected context to apply that to. It’s about misleading perceptions - not just in terms of the character’s gender, but also from what we expect of the people she encounters. Acceptance comes from a camo-clad country boy, while it’s the presumably enlightened young person that harasses her on the bus… we were able to strike just the right tone: sweetness tainted by melancholy…or perhaps it‘s the other way around? We've all had bittersweet birthdays.”

 

Watch the video here: http://po.st/RollingStone 

Order the 7'' single at http://po.st/ThirdMan

Posted on 18th February 2014

Michael to play Sziget Festival 2014

Posted on 12th February 2014

Michael Kiwanuka to Support Jack Johnson

Aug 18 2014 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO, USA

http://www.axs.com/events/247990/jack-johnson-tickets

 

Aug 21 2014 - Deer Lake Park - Burnaby, BC, Canada

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004C36B531F41F    

 

Aug 23 2014 - The Gorge Amphitheater - George, WA, USA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F004C2895712E7D

 

Aug 24 2014 - Les Schwab Amphitheater - Bend, OR, USA

http://bit.ly/JackJohnsonLSA

 

Aug 26 2014 - The Greek Theatre - Berkeley - Berkeley, CA, USA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C004C2DDC4C695A

 

Aug 27 2014 to Aug 28 2014 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, USA

8/27 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004C31B963BA9F

8/28 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004C31B969BAA9

 

Aug 30 2014 - Rimac Sports Field - San Diego, CA, USA

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A004C36832A2C9A

 

Aug 31 2014 & Sep 01 2014 - Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA, USA

8/31 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004C31FCAAE226

9/01 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004C31FCAEE22B

Posted on 27th January 2014

Willoughby with special guests Michael Kiwanuka and Bedouin

Posted on 22nd January 2014

Michael Kiwanuka to Perform at Crisis Presents

Michael will be joining Jake Bugg, Bastille & AlunaGeorge at #CrisisPresents in aid of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people on 20 December at the Eventim Apollo. Get your tickets here!

Posted on 22nd November 2013

Michael Kiwanuka London Shows

Michael Kiwanuka London Shows

Posted on 13th November 2013

Sziget Cancellation

Due to a severe throat infection, we are sad to have to announce that Michael unfortunately will not be able to play today at Sziget Festival in Budapest.

We would like to apologise to everyone who had made plans to see Michael today. Everyone was really looking forward to the show and Michael is gutted that he has had to cancel at this late stage.

We hope to reschedule with the festival for next year, see you all soon.

Posted on 8th August 2013

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