Michael Kiwanuka was born in Muswell, London, in 1987, after his parents fled Uganda, forced by the Idi Amin regime. His first musical influences were Radiohead and Nirvana. Michael Kiwanuka studied jazz at the Royal Academy of Music and pop music at the University of Westminster. His talent was beggining to show and one of the first people to notice it was Paul Butler (The Bees), who encouraged him to record the first songs. Shortly after this, he signed with Communion (Mumford & Sons) and released the EPs "Tell Me a Tale" and "I'm Getting Ready". By this time, Michael Kiwanuka's name was already on the music lovers' map - and leading at the BBC Sound in 2012 was the materialization of this rising expectation. The first album would arrive in that same year. "Home Again" was a commercial and artistic success, reaching the tops in the charts and having been nominated for a Mercury Prize. Michael went around the world but in 2015, it was time to return to the studio. "Love & Hate" came out in 2016 with the label Danger Mouse. With this second album, Michael Kiwanuka wanted to risk a little more and he went for it - the album went to the top charts in England. The influence of voices like Van Morrison or Curtis Mayfield is obvious but Michael Kiwanuka has been able to develop his own language in a bold mix of folk, indie rock and R&B. In 2019, he released yet another hit single - "Money" featuring Tom Misch. His third album, self-titled, is again produced by Danger Mouse, arriving in October 2019. The writing is finer than ever and the Portuguese audience will have about a month to rehearse these new songs. Michael Kiwanuka comes to Portugal to present his "Kiwanuka" in November at Super Bock in Stock.