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Numa Edema: Live in the Parlour

  • 594 Palisade Avenue Jersey City, NJ, 07307 United States (map)

Real soul music isn’t about physical geography; it’s about
emotional resonance.

Soul music is true to its name. It comes from inside the
artist, and deeply touches the listener. Soul singersongwriter
Numa Edema comes from Norway, but his music is
born from universal pathos, the human condition.

Numa possess an intriguing multi-cultural makeup. His roots
are Norwegian and Nigerian, and he draws from each as fodder
for his music and lyrics. He also gleans inspiration from
his writer and musician parents. He writes about universal
themes poetically, with empathy and sensitivity.

Numa’s lead single, “Delta Man,” from his debut album, The
Hourglass, evokes Bill Withers-esque poetic reflection,
slow-burn folk balladry, and vocals that ooze sweet soulful
introspection. Back home, Numa has had an unprecedented
reception for an indie artist. Oslo, Norway’s powerhouse
station NRK P1 added “Delta Man” to its A-list regular
rotation, and Numa was invited to perform on TV2 Good
Morning Norway. His smoldering soul ballad follow-up single,
“Hourglass,” premiered on the prestigious national radio
outlet P1 Nitimen. The darkly majestic track shimmers with
elegantly essential atmospheric instrumentation, leaving
ample room for Numa’s smoky and sensitive vocal performance.
The “Hourglass” single also has been remixed by awardwinning electronic and jazz musician Trond Bersu.

Up next, Numa will bring his distinct elegantly expressive
soul music, and his pan-cultural perspective, to America.
Currently, he’s readying his sophomore album release, an
album brimming with soulful hooks, quietfire musicality, and
bold vulnerability.

Suggested $10 Donation

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