Mankwe performs in The Current studios

Mankwe performs "Penny Saver" live on the Local Show in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Mankwe In-Studio
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Mankwe is like a version of Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, but we get to have her in our own backyard. Her improvisational technique, a skill she has fine-tuned through years of performing, as well as her world music influences, have melded together for a proper sophomore record in Science and Spirit.

Medium Zach is on board for the release, providing his production talents in sculpting Mankwe's raw lyrics into full compositions. It's a hopeful and profound record, and a unique addition to the Twin Cities catalogue.

Songs performed: "Come Closer," "Penny Saver" and "Henrietta Goes Electric"

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    Mankwe performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Mankwe performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Mankwe performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)