Kara Marni’s foundations in music came from two converging sources. At home, her father would nurture her hunger for ‘70s soul classics, introducing her to canonised icons like Chaka Khan, Minnie Ripperton, Diana Ross, and igniting a deep passion that burns brightly to this day. “My dad played lots of great music round the house, from lots of different genres,” she tells us. “I clearly picked up on the soul records he was playing; Diana, Aretha, Minnie Ripperton—the soul greats!” Meanwhile, at school, she poured herself into English literature…

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