LISTENING POST: Waberi Jordan — "Strange Fruit"

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Thanks to the URB Alt Festival, I’ve gotten to know Waberi Jordan.  Some killer vocal talent here, with shades of Carter, Holiday, Bassey and Wilson.  I love her take on this song.  You’ll hear the smokiness in her voice, fresh, yet reaching back to the ancestral at the same time.  You’ll also hear her classical training.  You don’t get to rip songs like she does here without putting in some years towards perfecting your instrument.

She’s based in LA, but these days she’s back and forth between there and NYC, so if she’s in your area, check her out.

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