Find us on Facebook or YouTube to watch Namywa perform an exclusive set, filmed at the world-renowned Symphony Hall, when it's broadcast on Friday 21 August at 7PM. This never-before-seen performance includes the debut of her Now Is Not The Time For Silence piece, commissioned by the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall. 

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As a music charity, every day that Town Hall and Symphony Hall are closed puts the livelihood of musicians and artists, staff and suppliers in jeopardy. The current COVID-19 crisis will dramatically limit our ability to present the many learning, talent development and community engagement projects that form a vital part of our work and positively impact almost 20,000 young people and adults each year.

Hailing from Birmingham, Namywa is an international recording artist and songwriter speaking truth to power, with a fearless lyrical approach to subjects that mean a lot to her. Whether singing with just a guitar accompaniment or a full band her unique singing style is leaving music lovers feeling that once again, the world may see another great voice emerge from the region that amongst others, gave the world Joan Armatrading and Laura Mvula. 

Namywa’s music is inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Diana Gorden, Paloma Faith, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. Using life as a muse Namywa writes songs that deliver on true emotions, surprising listeners with a voice and aura way beyond her years, blending genres of R&B, Soul, Jazz and Pop music. 

In the live setting, she is quite simply a force of nature, with her striking styling and accomplished stagecraft, making her the focal point of an exciting live band. Namywa accompanied by her live band has supported the likes of Public Enemy, Brian Jackson, The Floacist, Jimmy Cliff, Teedra Moses, Jacob Banks, Etta Bond and played ahead of Gregory Porter and Snarky puppy at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Loved by fans from all over the West Midlands Namywa has been nominated for Best Solo Female 2020 in the same category as formidable artist Lady Leshurr and Ruby Tuner. Namywa’s live music is a collection of dramatic, powerful songs perfect for the makings of a great debut album. Fans have long awaited the release of new music from this heartfelt songwriter and 2020 promises great things from Namywa and new music for fans to live with.