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From the Vault: Nilüfer Yanya

Nilüfer Yanya in Studio A (photo by Brian Gallagher/WFUV)

Nilüfer Yanya in Studio A (photo by Brian Gallagher/WFUV)


For a "Throwback Thursday" FUV Live pick, we look back to the Studio A debut of West London’s Nilüfer Yanya.

On the basis of a handful of EPs and singles, Yanya was a 2018 NPR Slingshot artist and she was longlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2018 poll of promising emerging artists. That promise was realized on her debut album, Miss Universe, and furthered late last year with the release of her Feeling Lucky? EP.

FUV first recorded Nilüfer Yanya in performance down at SXSW, but for her very first Studio A visit she brought along bandmates old and new, including her longtime friend, Jazzi Bobbi, on saxophone and synths. You'll hear those performances today on FUV, and you can listen to the full session anytime in the FUV Live Vault.

[Recorded: 2/4/19]