ETHIOPIAN SINGER/RAPPER YONAS MICHAEL PREPARES FOR RELEASE OF BLVCK SWAN . It’s common knowledge that the cornerstone of great art is freedom of expression. An unimpeded autonomy to use any and every medium to flex one’s creative intuition.
The number of African foreign-born immigrants in the United States is on a continuous increase. There are an estimated 1.2 millions African-born residents living in the U.S.A.; over 80% increase since 2000.
Over the past few years – buoyed by multi-platinum sales of her two studio albums and live DVD, a mantlepiece full of awards and support of fans – Lira has made no secret of her desire to find a global audience for her music. The following is an exclusive interview with this fast rising African diva about her life and profession.