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After two years of performing remotely at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Haru Nemuri made her first in-person appearance there last month. Her verdict? “It was really fun.”

The singer and musician, whose real name is Haruna Kimishima, has received a swathe of accolades for her performances at SXSW, being named one of the festival’s best acts in 2021 by The New York Times.

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