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Seinabo Sey: SXSW 2015

FUV at SXSW: Exclusive performances from Austin, including Seinabo Sey at Hotel San Jose.

Teen years watching Destiny's Child from home in Sweden left a big impression on Seinabo Sey (say-na-bo see), who now spends her time wrapping her deep voice around funky songs of power and liberation. Her reward? The 2015 Swedish Grammy® for Best New Artist, just before heading to SXSW.

Her lyrics are life lessons, inspired by fables from her West African family, as seen through the lens of Sweden's giant pop music culture.

There is a light to all of this darkness if only we
fight against them telling us how we should be
I refuse to have you break me
When you know you ain't getting any younger, are you?

The place you want to find her online is Instagram:

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