UNITY Festival 2021 Headliner
About Bumi Thomas
We were delighted that Bumi Thomas headlined UNITY Festival 2021 on Sunday 7 March at 4pm. Now find out more about the artist:
Bumi Thomas is contemporary. A British Nigerian - Afro Brazilian singer-songwriter whose ethereal voice stokes the soul tenderly. Her sound is raw, progressive, genrefluid. An organic fusion of folk, jazz, high-life rhythms + melody, blues, soul, improv and Love. "l tell stories about movement, displacement, joy and humanity with the intent to transcend and transform".
Born in Scotland, raised between Glasgow, Kano, Lagos and based in London her acoustic, evocative style is inspired by her multiculturality. Driven by the power of music and art as catalysts for social change, she curates space for trans-cultural dialogue.
BUMI earned her stripes on the live circuit and has shared the stage with many musical greats, including Tony Allen, Ginger Baker, Keziah Jones, Shingai Shoniwa, Ayanna Witter Johnson, Melody Gardot, Rhiannon Giddens, Laura Mvula, Les Amazones des Afrique, Andrew Ashong and more. Playing sold out shows in venues such as the London Jazz Cafe, Roundhouse, Somerset House, Ronnie Scotts, Royal Festival Hall,WOW (Women of the World) Festival, Frieze Art Fair, eARTh, London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall.
Her latest EP 'Broken Silence' released in June 2020 reached No 1 on the UK Itunes RnB charts and was described as 'Strikingly original' by London Jazz News and 'Visceral and Timely' by The Sunday Times. The lead Single 'Black Child' was featured on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends.
Read Guardian Interview.
Link to Broken Silence EP
Unity Festival 2021
A music and story festival celebrating community, nature and social action