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By Seher Sikandar
Giant Step Contributor, Seher Sikandar interviews soul singer Teedra Moses with a special surprise guest at the mid-way point.
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Teedra performed at Yoshi’s SF last week and just before the show I got to catch up with her for a bit backstage. Yes, I asked her about where she’s been and about her upcoming project. But these days I’m really into just asking artists about themselves, their thoughts, their interests – so I hit her with some of my randoms.
Teedra talks about her favorite feeling to personify, a dream besides music, what was the first song to personally touch her, and all kindsa fun ish you probably haven’t heard in another interview.
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The eighth album from musical innovator Nitin Sawhney, London Undersound, will be released tomorrow, August 25th. Featuring a cast of guest contributors that includes Natty, Reena Bhardwaj, Ojos de Brujo, Anoushka Shankar, Roxanne Tataei, Tina Grace, Aruba Red, Imogen Heap, Faheem Mazhar and Paul McCartney, the album embraces a far-flung range of musical and cultural influences, to put it mildly. And yet the collection is deftly bound together by Sawhney’s masterful production, and a narrative subtext which runs through the diverse strands of music like a thread of steel.
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Check out this footage from our first SVEDKA party! Wale and DJ Mark Ronson at the Hudson Hotel Private Park in New York.