Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Yaz Alexander's new EP

Saturday night at The Drum in Birmingham, saw the debut performance of Empress, Yaz Alexander's title track from her brand new EP, available for the first time that same evening. Empress is a self-penned three minute track, one of 7 on the EP: 1. Empress, 2. Black Pride, 3. This World, 4. More Love, 5. Peace (feat Cosimo Scairato), 6. Don't Trust Love, 7. Step Right Ahead. You can find out more about Yaz on her website or email here.

As one of three support acts to the evening's main performer, The Mighty Diamonds, Yaz came onstage over an hour after her scheduled start time and completed 7 songs in a 25-minute long performance. Dressed to kill, she was accompanied by her backing vocalist Annie and kicked off with This World, followed by Dennnis Brown's Black Pride and How Could I. Empress then got its first airing, before I, Prophecy and More Love completed her set. The next opportunity to hear Yaz sing at The Drum will be on Tuesday 17 April when the film, Who Shot the Sheriff, will be shown. It charts the rise of racism and the National Front in Britain and how a generation, black and white, fought back. There will be a post screening discussion and songs from Yaz.

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