On August 24th Iva Lamkum releases her debut album Black Eagle.
A songs-as-storybook collection of half a decade of day-to-day experiences, Black Eagle consists of a series of deeply personal, yet universally relatable meditations on family, hard-work, internal conflict, the loved and the loveless.
Drawing stylistically on elements of roots reggae, folk, rock, funk, indie and beyond, the album repositions Iva, an artist oft viewed under a neo-soul light, within a borderless musical world.
To celebrate the release of the album, Iva is embarking on her first national tour.
Kicking off the tour in Iva’s hometown Wellington with a massive album release party. For this special gig only many of the artists who appeared on the album will be performing on stage with Iva and her full band. Guests such as Aaradhna, Bella Kalolo, Stephanie Paris, Winnie Baxter and Lisa Tomlins. As well as if that wasn’t enough, the line up also includes DJ Ayesha, Kemara Fuimaono, Jean Pompey and DJ Don Luchito.
The tour then travels to Auckland, Raglan, Leigh, Christchurch and Dunedin. (Support acts TBC).
Tickets for the Leigh Sawmill are also available from the venue.