Theft of the Dial: Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka and Bill DeVille
Michael Kiwanuka and Bill DeVille in The Current broadcast studio on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Derrick Stevens | MPR)
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Bill DeVille welcomes English singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka for a Theft of the Dial, where we'll get to hear some of Michael Kiwanuka's favorite music, and also about Kiwanuka's growth as a musician and his influences.

Kiwanuka grew up in London's Muswell Hill district, and he has fond memories of going to school there and being introduced to the sound of the electric guitar.

Something Kiwanuka describes as a "bucket list" item has been working on his last two albums, Love & Hate and Kiwanuka, with esteemed record producer Danger Mouse. "You learn so much working with someone like that," Kiwanuka says.

Use the audio player above to listen to the complete Theft of the Dial with Michael Kiwanuka.

Songs Played


Michael Kiwanuka - "Hero"
Isley Brothers - "Ohio / Machine Gun"
Tame Impala - "Desire Be Desire Go"
The Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today"
Richard Havens - "Strawberry Fields"
Curtis Mayfield - "We're A Winner"
Neil Young - "Cowgirls In the Sand"
Michael Kiwanuka - "Cold Little Heart"

External Link

Michael Kiwanuka - official site

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    English soul/rock musician Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios
    English soul/rock musician Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios
    English soul/rock musician Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios
    English soul/rock musician Michael Kiwanuka performs in The Current's studios (Nate Ryan | MPR)