Zara McFarlane headlines PRS Presents
PRS for Music Presents in association with PRS Foundation & Sounds Like London with live music featuring Zara McFarlane, Flohio and Our Girl.
PRS Foundation supported the recording of East Londoner Zara McFarlane’s ‘Arise’, her critically acclaimed third album, which got 4* reviews in the Guardian, Clash and Uncut. Funding from PRS Foundation allowed Zara to take more risks, record with more band members and a producer, and secure a new record deal. Following the release of the album Zara won a Jazz FM Award for Vocalist of the Year in April.
On Arise, Zara McFarlane returns to a buoyant UK jazz scene with a head-turning third album. Exploring the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, it’s a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current musical climate. Released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, it sees her working with much-feted drummer and producer Moses Boyd. It’s a product of their joint exploration of the meeting points between jazz and the rhythms of Jamaica; reggae, Kumina, calypso and nyabinghi, shaded with hints of the psychedelic.
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres.