Featured Artists 2020-09-01T17:24:18+00:00

Featured Artists of the Month

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Tokunbo Akinro

Tokunbo Akinro hails from Germany, a German-Nigerian soulful Acoustic Singer-Songwriter with two solo albums and a musiography spanning five German Jazz Awards, multiple radio and TV interviews and a host of international tours. She is the first Black winner of the International Acoustic Music Awards, shattering all cultural norms of the Folk/Acoustic scene.

Tokunbo is the daughter of a Nigerian and a German and lived in Nigeria until the age of ten and then in Germany. At the end of 2019 TOKUNBO has teamed up with NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra for the collaboration concert TOKUNBO and her Great American Songbook. She won Best Female Artist in the 16th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with her song “Somersault”.

RATING: ***** (5 out of 5 Stars)
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John Evergon

From Portland, Oregon, John Evergon is a virtuoso acoustic guitarist. Educated in the art of Jazz, Blues, and Rock. He writes modern, energetic instrumental-pieces with unique asymmetrical time signatures which set him apart from his peers. John’s compositions mirror a colorful blend of different styles and techniques while his music captures the listeners’ attention with its percussive elements. His song “Extension of the Heart” earned him a runner-up award at the 16th Annual IAMA.

RATING: **** (4.5 out of 5 Stars)
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Oskari Nurminen

Oskari Nurminen is a Finnish songwriter, composer, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY, who presents music that is Nordic by nature and Americana at heart. He is also a 2018 NYU Songwriting Scholar at NYU Steinhardt’s unique graduate program in Songwriting. His song “Madeline” earned him a finalist placement in the 16th Annual IAMA.

RATING: **** (4.5 out of 5 Stars) 
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