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Zola Jesus

Russian born Nika Roza Danilova’s stage pseudonym Zola Jesus combines hints to Jesus and the French writer Emile Zola, while musically refering to a dark incarnation of Diamanda Galás. Following up on her earlier albums, ‘The Spoils’ and ‘Stridulum II’ with her most recent record ‘Conatus’ with its dark pop music approach, a mixtape with Prefuse 73 as well as a joint tour with Fever Ray, Zola Jesus rapidly became one of the most interesting phenomenas within the independent scene in recent years. During Electronic Beats Festival Warsaw 2011, Zola Jesus will be performing in Poland for the first time ever. Photo: Iris Janke