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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ifé Mora 2013 Detroit Blues (single)

NYC-based alt-rock singer-songwriter Ifé Mora releases new single "Detroit Blues" off her second solo album Fire Inside of Me (released independently March 2013). Mora is a Detroit native, Ife really brings it home with this down and dirty blues song. She recently visited her hometown to perform at the 2013 Detroit Music Awards as well as shoot her music video for "Detroit Blues", coming soon. Stay tuned - more news to come on this eclectic artist!

About Ifé Mora

Born and raised in the West side of Detroit, Ifé comes from a lineage of artists and musicians, including her father, Francisco Mora-Catlett, Mexican Afro-Latin drummer/composer and her mother, jazz singer Teresa Mora, who performed frequently with Ifé’s father at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Grandmother Elizabeth Catlett was a prominent activist-artist, featured in the most prestigious African-American art collections around the world and as one of Oprah Winfrey’s “Legends.” Grandfather Francisco Mora, another revered painter, was a Mexican contemporary of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Both were integral in Ifé's musical development, always teaching her to “be bold in my art, to not hold back, to push boundaries.”

Since those formative years, Ifé has become a successful musician in her own right as a singer-songwriter and performer. She was a pivotal figure in both her native Detroit’s techno scene and this turn of the century’s trip-hop explosion, after signing to Tricky’s record label Durban Poison/Dreamworks S.K.G. in 2000. Ifé currently resides in New York City where she moved in 1996 and has performed at many popular New York City venues, including Tammany Hall in Manhattan, The Glasslands in Brooklyn, and the Red Rooster Harlem/Ginny's Supper Club (co-owned by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson), and has performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. She released her latest album Fire Inside of Me in March 2013, and has been featured in Billboard Magazine, American Songwriter, Essence, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post.

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