Natu Camara
Photo by Michael Baumann
picture by Jamie Ambler
  • country:Guinea
  • region:New York City
  • style(s):Afro, Songwriter
  • label:Natuwenta Productions
  • type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:vocal, string, singer songwriter, rock band, guitar
  • artist posted by:Natuwenta Productions

Line up

  • Gianni Manno (Percussions)
  • Kayode Kuti (Bass)
  • Marius Van Den brink (Key/piano)
  • Matthew albeck (Electric Guitar)
  • Natu Camara (Guitar, lead vocal)
  • Oscar Debe (Drums)

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Emerging from the vibrant music scene of Guinea, West Africa, Natu Camara, a singer, songwriter, and performer, has taken the global stage by storm. Since the release of her debut solo album, "Dimedi" (meaning "The Child") in 2019, she has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with her commanding vocals, captivating costumes, dance prowess and magnetic charisma.
Natu's last North American tour has left a lasting impact on her fans, who describe her music as both healing and uplifting. Her stage presence and music effortlessly blend elements reminiscent of iconic voices such as Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman, and Tina Turner.
Natu's musical journey began in the late '90s with the pioneering female hip-hop group, Ideal Black Girls. Together, they raised their voices in support of women's and girls' rights, fearlessly confronting the challenges they encountered. Their debut album, "Guineya mou monèra" (meaning "It's not a shame to be a woman"), marked their entrance into the music world.
Drawing on her roots, Natu blends genres like hip-hop, salsa, soul, and rock, fusing them to showcase her cultural heritage in a unique Afro-rock sound. Beyond her electrifying stage presence and soulful voice accompanied by her acoustic electric guitar, Natu's unwavering commitment to social justice and empowerment, especially for women and children, has been a defining and enduring theme throughout her illustrious career.