Nasimiyu at Pianos
Nasimiyu Murumba may be from the frozen North but she sure absorbed New Orleans pretty thoroughly. Supposedly she learned songwriting there while working with brass bands and street performers. While her singing sounds a lot like those pop-soul singers who occasionally cross over into the mainstream, the jazz and funk influences she picked up make her music something special. I can't say for a fact that she has a unique blend of styles, but I can sure say that I hadn't heard anything quite like this before and really liked it.