Episode 106: Michael Kiwanuka

“Black Man in a White World”

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Michael Kiwanuka is a singer/songwriter from London. His second album, Love and Hate, came out in 2016, and was named one of the Best Albums of the Year from the BBC, NME, The Guardian, GQ, and more. One of the songs on the album was used as the theme for the hit HBO series Big Little Lies. In this episode, Michael breaks down the song “Black Man in a White World.”

You can get “Black Man in a White World” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Son House – Grinnin’ in Your Face
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

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This episode is sponsored by Splice, Lyft, and Blue Microphones.

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