The daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother, Nneka purveys globe-tripping grooves worthy of her complex heritage. Her new record, Soul Is Heavy, lives up to its title, with weighty tunes about war and religion, but Nneka’s music can also be surprisingly light on its feet, as in the Motown-ish “My Home,” which finds her wondering where she can go when this world forsakes her. WOOD

Tue., March 27, 7 p.m., 2012

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