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Nao and her stylistic evolution to Wonky Funk

Season 2, Ep. 2

In this week’s episode, Edith is joined by British-Peruvian musician Attawalpa, and Mercury, Grammy, Mobo and Brit Award nominated songstress, Nao, who talks about collaborations, her latest album, and her new genre of Wonky Funk. As ever, Play Next also features the very latest music from the hottest new artists.

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