The Very Best cancel CMJ appearances
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Esau & The Very Best @ Supreme Trading in July (more by Ryan Muir)
On Tuesday, representatives of the Very Best, an African-British hybrid whose showcase was one of the most highly anticipated of the week, confirmed that the group would not be performing because Esau Mwamwaya, the Malawian singer who performs in the Very Best, "ran into unfortunate travel circumstances." A statement from the band's label, Green Owl, did not explain further but said that Mr. Mwamwaya had an American visa. Green Owl's showcase on Wednesday will go on, however, with Theophilus London and others to be announced, the statement said. [NY Times]
Video from the last time The Very Best played NYC (in July) is below...
The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit) with Ezra Koenig "Warm Heart of Africa" LIVE in NYC
The Very Best (Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit) LIVE in NYC