Bumi Thomas is contemporary. A Scottish Nigerian - Afro Brazilian singer-songwriter whose ethereal voice stokes the soul tenderly.Her sound is raw, progressive, genrefluid. An organic fusion of folk, jazz, high-life, blues, soul and improv. 'l tell stories about movement, displacement, joy and humanity with the intent to transcend and transform'. 

Born in Scotland, raised between Glasgow, Kano, and based between Lagos and London her acoustic, evocative style is inspired by her multiculturality. Driven by the power of music and art as catalysts for social change, she curates space for trans-cultural dialogue. 

BUMI honed her craft on the live circuit and has shared the stage with many musical greats, including Tony Allen, Ginger Baker, Keziah Jones, ASA, TuFace, Shingai Shoniwa, Ayanna Witter Johnson, Melody Gardot, Rhiannon Giddens, Laura Mvula,  Les Amazones dès Afrique, Osibisa and more. Playing sold out shows in  venues such as the London Jazz Cafe, Roundhouse, Somerset House, Ronnie Scotts,  Royal Festival Hall,WOW (Women of the World) Festival, Frieze Art Fair,  eARTh,  London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall.   

Her latest EP 'Broken Silence' reached No 1 on the UK Itunes  RnB charts and was described as 'Strikingly original'  by London Jazz News and  'Visceral and Timely' by The Sunday Times. The lead Single 'Black Child' was featured on BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends.


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