BlackFest are proud to present and welcome YolanDa Brown OBE in partnership with The Tung Auditorium to Liverpool.

For some, world-wide touring and critically acclaimed albums would be satisfaction enough. Not for YolanDa Brown, she wears many hats, musician, broadcaster, author, philanthropist and wears them well… with passion and full of vigour.

YolanDa is a double MOBO Award winning artist, her music is a delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul. She has toured with The Temptations, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance, Kelly Jones from Stereophonics and Rick Astley.

She is currently composing music for the iconic Sesame Street. She was awarded an OBE for services to music, music education and broadcasting in the 2023 New Year Honours List by his Majesty the King.

In July 2022, YolanDa was appointed Chair of BPI (organises The BRIT Awards, The Mercury Prize). She is a broadcaster working across TV and Radio, including her eponymous series for CBeebies, ‘YolanDa’s Band Jam’ which won the RTSNW award as Best Children’s Programme.

Over on the airways, she hosts YolanDa Brown on Saturday on Jazz FM, presents the best of classical music on Scala Radio on Sundays, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ with Clive Anderson and can be heard regularly across BBC Radio 2.

You may have also spotted her flexing her general knowledge muscles on such shows as: ‘Bridge of Lies’ with Ross Kemp, ‘University Challenge’, ‘The Hit List’, Richard Osman’s ‘House of Games’, ‘Celebrity Mastermind’, ‘Pointless Celebrities’. An entrepreneur too, YolanDa is about to launch her own music venue and restaurant Soul Mama in Autumn 2023.

YolanDa loves to drive fast cars around race tracks in her spare time and can even rattle off a Rubik’s Cube in around five minutes (on a good day).

A real renaissance woman set to reach new heights, join YolanDa Brown for some sunshine music.

Event Date: Wednesday 27th September 2023

Categories: Arts

Contact Details: BlackFest

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