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Hurray For The Riff Raff at KOKO

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Time 19:00
Date 17/10/17
Price £15
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  • Get ready to hear from a singer finding her way home
  • Bring along a new orleans soul
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After a series of sold out shows this year, Hurray For The Riff Raff plays her biggest London show yet this October.

It has been a successful, if tumultuous, ride for Alynda Segarra, who’s been spreading a new kind of roots-conscious folk music across the country from her adopted hometown of New Orleans.

To find her way back home, Segarra became the willing vessel for a character she calls “The Navigator,” from which her new album takes its name. On The Navigator, Segarra’s voice has never been more soulful, whether she’s decrying urban gentrification on Rican Beach or mourning the lies people tell on Halfway There.

“I feel like my generation, through groups like Black Lives Matter, is really focusing on that type of intersectionality—if one of us is not free, then none of us are free,” said Segarra. “The Navigator’s role is to tell the story, tell it to the people who don’t know their own story, so they can be free.”