Jordan Mackampa

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Jordan Mackampa
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Born (1994-04-26) April 26, 1994 (age 27)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
OriginLondon, England
Genressoul music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2016–present
LabelsAWAL
Websitehttps://www.jordanmackampa.com/
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NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipEngland

Jordan Mackampa (born April 26, 1994) is a British-Congolese musician. His first album Foreigner was released in March 2020.

Biography

Mackampa was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1994, and French is his first language. He and his mother moved to London in 1995.[1] Mackampa began playing guitar and composing songs at the age of 12.[2]

He attended the Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, Coventry, where his musical interests were inspired by local musicians such as The Specials and The Enemy (English rock band), he would record music in a studio in the neighborhood youth center.[3] He went on to study music at the University of Northampton.[1]

Career

In 2016, Mackampa self-released his EP, Physics. He released another EP, Tales from the Broken, in 2017. He opened for American blues musician Rhiannon Giddens on the European leg of her tour in 2017.[4]

His song "Battlecry" was used as the opening theme for the British TV drama Our Girl in its third and fourth seasons, from 2017 to 2020.

Mackampa signed a record deal with AWAL Recordings in 2019[5] and released his first studio album, Foreigner, in March 2020. The album addresses Mackampa's experiences growing up as a Congolese (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in the United Kingdom.[6][7]

While Mackampa was planned to headline an international tour[8] and perform at South by Southwest[9] in 2020, both events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
Foreigner
  • Released: March 13, 2020[10]
  • Label: AWAL
  • Formats: CD, streaming, digital download

EPs

Title Details
Tales from the Broken
  • Released: May 15, 2017
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: Streaming, digital download
Physics
  • Released: September 30, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: Streaming, digital download

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Jordan Mackampa". Grandstand Media. 15 October 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. "Jordan Mackampa: Foreigner". Relix Media. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  3. Chambers, Pete (9 March 2015). "Backbeat: Coventry singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa creating a big stir". CoventryLive. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  4. Watson, Elly (15 May 2017). "New Noise: Jordan Mackampa". Wonderland Magazine. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  5. Pettican, Luke (4 December 2019). "Interview with Jordan Mackampa: A Timeless Soul Singer with a Modern Sensibility". Atwood Magazine. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  6. Thompson, Stephen. "The Austin 100: Jordan Mackampa". NPR. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  7. Mehta, Amar (18 March 2020). "Jordan Mackampa - Foreigner". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  8. "Jordan Mackampa Shares the Video for 'Magic'". Broadway World. 5 February 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  9. "Jordan McKampa via The British Music Embassy Sessions". WNYC Studios. 16 April 2020. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  10. "Jordan Mackampa Announces Debut Album". Broadway World. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 31 December 2020.

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