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Zara McFarlane: Embodying the Spirit of Jamaica

David Burke, All About Jazz, 13 January 2018

ZARA MCFARLANE may have been made in Britain, but she belongs to Jamaica. The land of her mother and father is written in her soul and vibrates through her music. You can feel it in the bewitching rhythms and hear it in the socio-conscious words – both elements of reggae – that inform her distinctive version of jazz, especially on the critically-lauded collection, Arise.

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