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Fri 1 Jul 13:00 - 13:25

Sans Soucis

‘Everyone knows gender-fluid. But can I be genre-fluid?’ wonders Sans Soucis. If the answer is yes, the London singer-songwriter is certainly a textbook example. She was born Giulia Grispino in London and has Italian and Congolese roots. That’s where she gets her love for the sung poems of Fabio Concato and the swinging rumba of Franco Luambo Makiadi. In the same breath, Sans Soucis shows such influences as James Blake, Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell and Frank Ocean. Her French pseudonym is the pet name her grandmother gave her as a carefree, fearless child. These traits are clearly discernible in her music, which is cheerful, nostalgic, frisky and melancholy. Sometimes separately, sometimes simultaneously. Her first stage appearances reminded the British magazine Jazzwise of Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding, the first jazz musician to win a Best New Artist Grammy. Now that’s quality…