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Watch Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Live At The Mildmay Club’ Session

The new footage was shot in Stoke Newington, London on week of the ‘Kiwanuka’ album release in November.

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Michael Kiwanuka BBC Radio 6 Festival
Photo: Olivia Rose Courtesy of Polydor Records

Michael Kiwanuka has shared a newly-filmed and recorded four-track session, ‘Live At The Mildmay Club’.

Working alongside acclaimed director Huse Monfaradi who has previously worked with Kiwanuka on the video for ‘Love & Hate’, ‘Live At The Mildmay Club’ features full band performance recordings of tracks from Kiwanuka’s recent, widely acclaimed third album, KIWANUKA.  It was shot in Stoke Newington, London on week of album’s release. The session features ‘Hero’, ‘Piano Joint’, ‘Light’, and ‘You Ain’t The Problem.’ You can check it out below.

It caps a quite remarkable second half of the year for the fast-rising musician who released KIWANUKA to critical acclaim on 1 November 2019 having already achieved much for his second record, Love & Hate.

Similarly to its predecessor, KIWANUKA found the artist back in the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, recorded across New York, London, and LA. The Guardian described it as one of the “greatest albums of the decade”, and indeed it has featured prominently in the editorial Album of the Year lists in the UK, Europe and US, and today Q Magazine featured Kiwanuka on its cover in round-up of their records of the year.

Having recently tied up a sold-out European tour, Kiwanuka will take his self-titled album out across the UK in March on a fully sold-out tour ahead of a Summer schedule that already includes a prominent slot at the Latitude Festival. 2020 will conclude with his biggest headline show to date at Alexandra Palace, a venue he used to regularly skate outside as a child growing up just down the road.

2019 had been a very welcome introduction to this incredible record, and 2020 already looks to be pitched as a defining one in Michael Kiwanuka’s career to date.

Michael Kiwanuka plays the following UK dates in 2020:

2nd March – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
3rd March – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
5th March – O2 Academy Brixton, London
6th March – O2 Academy, Birmingham
7th March – O2 Apollo, Manchester
9th March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10th March – De Montford Hall, Leicester
12th March – O2 Academy, Leeds
13th March – O2 Academy, Newcastle
14th March – Barrowland, Glasgow
27th November – Alexandra Palace, London.

Listen to the Best of Michael Kiwanuka on Apple Music and Spotify.

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