Habesha Lula is a creative enigma carving out a career for herself as a multidisciplinary artist aka: lula.xyz, an approach as she describes, ‘I became a jack of all trade to become a master of one, specifically tailored to me. I am an Artist’ ; which has led Lula to garner support and success across multiple fields as musician, host, actor and speaker.
She is a host presenting a series of BBC documentaries, one of which was recently shortlisted for an Amnesty Award. She has hosted renowned music festivals, Afropunk in New York and London, WOMAD, Love Supreme Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival. She has been a lead actor across theatre for the past 10 years performing for Edinburgh Fringe, National Theatre and more recently for a feature film lead with a release date for 2021.
Equipped with an unconventional creative practice developed through a dyslexic mind, Lula has been at the forefront of vanguard, paving the way for creative technologies like the MiMu gloves (a gestural midi controller). A practice that saw her be selected for Nottingham Mix Media Reality Lab 2018, Barbican residency 2018 and this years NYC New Inc 2020 Incubator Program.
Lula has been invited to present her work for TEDx Teen, V&A, MoogFest USA, Spotify Stockholm. She has created innovative installations and workshops for Apple Today, Roli, WOW to name a few.
Accolades include shortlisted for an Oram Award 2019 and winner of PRS Women Make Music Award.