Poppy Ajudha has a voice that feels timeless. At 22 years old, she draws from soul and jazz influences that stretch throughout the ages. At the same time she has the ability to sounds fresh and exhilarating. With a Saint Lucian born British father and British mother, she grew up with a diverse set of influences and ideas. Musically this meant Motown and Roots Reggae coming from her dad and rare groove, funky and soul music through her mother. The multi-talented singer is also a model and poet and is helping to reinvent the UK jazz scene. She’s part of a London based movement that we’re presenting at this edition of So What’s Next? One of the most fertile and important scenes in Europe right now.