Living in New Haven, Connecticut does not make anyone sit in the centre of the world, but far from it. Still, this is the place where a strong voice has developed, a voice spreading revolutionary thoughts, telling tales of anything from justice to love and sex. Akua Naru is a story teller, an advocate for justice and a poet thinking about love and tenderness. The lady from New Haven, who has lived in China and Germany, spreads her message using Hip Hop rhythms, which she mostly speaks on. Some would call it Rap, but they are wrong, in this case.
For Akua Naru, it all started in a Gospel church in New Haven, with an uncle, who brought Hip Hop sounds to her home, and with a strong personality. At age 9, she would deliver her parlando, on top of that uncle’s Hip Hop, at backyard parties.
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