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Mar 30, 2022

As the daughter of two visual artists, art has always played a central role in Nilüfer Yanya’s life.

Discovered at 20 after uploading demos to SoundCloud, she quickly released a series of EPs for which she was long-listed for the BBC Sound of 2018, followed by her 2019 debut album, Miss Universe.

As well as playing music, Nilüfer co-founded an organisation called Artists In Transit, which delivers art workshops to communities in times of hardship.

We talk about Artists In Transit in this interview as well as Nilüfer’s upbringing and path into music, and her new album Painless.