When Rachel Chinouriri was asked about her major inspirations, she cited African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, indie folk trio Daughter and early Coldplay. If you add the hushed voice that Chinouriri developed to avoid disturbing her Zimbabwean parents while practicing to the equation, one is left with a fair sketch of her critically acclaimed debut album ‘What A Devastating Turn of Events’. As a black artist doing indie pop, Chinouriri has been mislabeled as an R&B and soul artist earlier in her career. That is history now, as she is rightfully hailed a hero by a new generation of indie fans. Don’t miss the ascending star Rachel Chinouriri at Way Out West!