On Thursday night, Store Vega was filled with an exquisite sound when the Danish/west-African singer Nabiha took the stage, accompanied by a host of musicians and a choir with tambourine in hand. Her luscious voice and pop-soul blend gave me goose bumps when she started out with ‘Sound of My Gun’ from her second album More Cracks. ‘Transition’, from her latest album Mind the Gap, followed the first stunning performance. Nabiha explained that the inspiration for this record title came from the unavoidably constant reminder in the London metro to “please mind the gap”, and also pointed out that it describes the gap between her front teeth.
She then shifted smoothly to her first album Cracks, with songs like ‘Cracks in the Concrete’, ‘You’ and the popular hit ‘Deep Sleep’, turning the venue in to a ‘90s dance club with hip-shaking girls and head-bopping boys.