Black history month - British Black musicians
Laura Mvula is a British recording artist, songwriter and composer. She was born in Birmingham and grew up in Kings Heath. Her mother is from Saint Kitts and her father is from Jamaica. Laura played piano and violin at primary school and later attended Swanshurst School for girls.
In 2008 Mvula graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition. She was signed to a record label in 2012 and has released albums since which have been released around the world.