Each year, around this time, thousands of musicians descend upon Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival. The festival, which is a collection of film, interactive media and music, began in 1987 and has continued to grow in both scope and size.
One of the highlights of the festival is The Austin 100, where 100 songs spanning a spectrum of genres, sounds and styles are picked from a catalogue of thousands performed by the bands and artists appearing at the festival that year, to showcase the best the festival has to offer. You can stream or download The Austin 100 here: https://www.npr.org/2018/03/01/585356494/the-austin-100-a-2018-sxsw-mixtape.
This year, Nailah Blackman has made it onto the list with her infectious track, O Lawd Oye. She will be performing at the festival on Saturday 17 March, at 800 Congress Avenue.