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From Her Perspective: Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas

Lianne’s response to her experience growing up bi-racial (Greek-Jamaican).

“This subject really interests me. I knew that I was brown, let’s say, but I never felt like I belong necessarily to any racial group. At school, there would be a lot Muslim girls hanging out with other Muslims and a lot of African and Jamaican girls hanging out together. That was never my thing: to be part of a group that you’re the same as. A lot of it was music related too, like goths and grunge kids. I was with the group that wasn’t with any other group. It had an African girl, some very English girls, a Bangladeshi girl, and it didn’t really matter. We all knew where we came from, we knew our parents were from different places, we just thought that we were all hilarious and we hung out with whoever we thought was the funniest. Doing what I do now and seeing the plethora of creeds, colors, and religions I’m reaching with the music I’m making—it’s amazing. This is going to sound cheesy, but I think the beauty of music is that it doesn’t see color. The kind of music that I’m doing comes from many different worlds. I like to think that it doesn’t matter anymore.”

Read the rest of the interview here.


Los Angeles Concert Dates for March 2013

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas

  • Morgan Page – Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA Friday 3/1 at 9pm
  • Oleta Adams – Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood, CA Friday 3/1 & 3/2 at 8:30pm
  • Rachelle Ferrell – Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood, CA Thursday 3/7 – 3/10 at 8:30pm & 10:30pm
  • Matt & Kim with Papa – The Observatory Santa Ana, CA Friday 3/8 at 8pm
  • An evening with Rufus Wainwright & Lucy Wainwright, Roche Pappy and Harriets –  Pioneertown Palace Pioneertown, CA Friday 3/8 at 8:30pm
  • Alicia Keys – Staple Center Los Angeles, CA Tuesday 3/12 at 7:30pm
  • Lianne La Havas – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA Tuesday 3/19 & 3/20 at 8pm
  • Sister Sparrow & The Dirtybirds/Monophonics/Alan Evans Trio – Fan Roxy Theater West Hollywood Friday 3/29 at 7:30pm
  • Dilana Genghis Cohen Los Angeles, CA Friday 3/29 at 10pm
  • LaLah Hathaway – Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA Saturday 3/30 at 7pm
Music Break

Lianne La Havas Releases New Videos For ‘Elusive’ and ‘Gone’ As A Two-Part Visual Story

Lianne La Havas releases a two-part visual for the songs “Elusive” and “Gone” from her album Is Your Love Big Enough. The two videos seem to share opposite perspectives of love. “Elusive”(Part I) is a dreamy love story, and “Gone” (Part II) displays a dark desperateness that reveals Lianne’s acting chops. Check them out:

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Ladies Making Moves: MC Lyte, Lianne La Havas, Alicia Keys, Tokimonsta and M.I.A.

Tokimonsta shares the recipe behind her remix tracks {Clarks Originals}

Lianne La Havas’ USA November tour dates {}

M.I.A. just released her self-titled book, “M.I.A. Book”. {Life + Times}

Alicia Keys launches storytelling app for kids {ABC News}

MC Lyte showcases her “Dope Style” {The Women of Hip-Hop}

Album Covers, Mini Reviews

Mini Music Reviews: Elle Varner’s Perfectly Imperfect x Lianne La Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough?

Elle Varner’s Perfectly Imperfect is a pretty solid album. While her sweet raspy voice showcases her R&B roots, she is not afraid to dabble in a bit of country.

Standout tracks (besides what you’ve already heard): “Not Tonight”, “Leaf”, “Oh What a Night”, “Stop the Clock” and “So Fly”.

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Lianne La Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough is a really great album. A must listen. Her silky voice blended with folk and soul just flows effortlessly from track to track.

Standout tracks (besides what you’ve already heard): “Don’t Wake Me Up”, “Au Cinema”, “Forget”, “Tease” and “They Could Be Wrong”.

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We Are On Vacation!

Hello Pearl Mic’ers!

We are taking a week off for a little rest and relaxation. In the meantime, feel free to peruse the site. Start by checking out our interviews. You may also want to look at our Flyy Style category where we feature stylish songstresses such as Cassie, Solange, Lianne La Havas, Santigold and many others. Besides that, we have great music by awesome female musicians from all over the world.

We appreciate you all and we hope you can stick with us for a while because we have great things in store for you.

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We are kicking off the vacay with Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam” on rotation.

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Cool Snaps from Lianne La Havas’ Refinery 29 Interview

Seems like word is spreading quickly around the ‘net about the talent that is Lianne La Havas. The British singer showcases her understated flyness in a Refinery 29 fashion spread, where she dishes about the legendary Stevie Wonder being one of her fans, her style from head-to-toe, and Erykah Badu being her inspiration. Peep our favorite pics below (which is pretty much all of them):

Her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, is out  on August 7.

Photos by Mike Rosenthal