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12 Minutes with Suzanne Vega

2011-08-02 14:14
Suzanne Vega is a modern music icon.

She found international stardom with the hit single "Luka" (1987) and for over 20 years the singer-songwriter has remained at the forefront of her genre.

Vega is also an artist who has been a part of many firsts in the music business. Her song "Tom's Diner" was one of the first songs used in the development tests for the MP3 algorithm (She is affectionaltely knows as "The Mother of MP3").

She was also the first artist to perform as a digital avatar in the online world "Second Life".

In July 2011 she released the third of four albums in a series called Close-up. The albums collect songs from her albums, re-recorded in new arrangements for the fans.

In this interview from London
, Suzanne chats about the new albums, central themes in her work, human rights, and the "prickly" parts of life.

Listen to the 12-minute interview here.

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