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New & Next: Meet Jazz and Soul Singer Azania

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Photo Credit: Michael Rowe

ESSENCE.com's "New and Next" column spotlights the brightest new talents we think you should know. This week we meet jazz and soul singer Azania. Born to Sierra Leone parents and raised in the U.S. and Geneva, Switzerland, the classically-trained singer's sound takes from her multi-cultural background—she calls it a "mix of 70s soul, some gospel and some jazz." Below, watch her perform her single, "All of My Life."

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Azania's debut album Rising is currently available online.