The Austin 100: Jordan Mackampa Jordan Mackampa has spent his life straddling identities. His music juggles genres, too, as it mashes classic pop together with tinges of gospel and dramatic, timeless, string-swept soul.
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The Austin 100: Jordan Mackampa

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Jordan Mackampa.

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Hometown: London, England

Genre: Soul

Why We're Excited: Born in the Republic of Congo and raised in London, Jordan Mackampa has spent his life straddling identities — a challenge the singer-songwriter addresses right in the title of his debut album, Foreigner. Appropriately enough, Mackampa's music juggles genres, too, as it mashes decades of classic pop together with tinges of gospel and lots of dramatic, timeless, string-swept soul.