NATU CAMARA
Photo by Michael Baumann
  • country:Guinea
  • region:New York City
  • style(s):Afro, World
  • label:Natuwenta Productions
  • type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:vocal, singer songwriter, guitar
  • artist posted by:Natuwenta Productions

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  • NATU CAMARA (VOCAL/GUITAR)

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Emerging from the vibrant music scene of Guinea, West Africa, Natu Camara, 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.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted her plans like all of us, her successful North American tour brought her music to audiences in San Francisco, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Montreal, Quebec, Washington DC, Port du Prince, New York...

Camara's music speaks to people across languages, moving hearts wherever she takes the stage. In 2021, she delivered an outstanding performance at globalFEST featured on NPR's prestigious Tiny Desk Concert series, and many other festivals and colleges virtual performances. Then, in 2022, She dazzled New York with powerful shows at celebrated venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, City Winery, and Drom.
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"), struck a chord with audiences, selling millions of copies and earning a nomination for best album in 2002 in Guinea, and also made them popular on televisions and radios in the sub-region of Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast... and presented in the video documentary by RFI, Télésud TV and TV5 Afrique and the film “Il va rain in Conakry.»

Drawing on her roots, Natu blends guinean traditional and pop, soul, and rock, fusing them to showcase her cultural heritage in a unique Afro-rock sound. Today, Camara is a New York acclaimed artist by New york times, Afropop worldwide, radios, and many other music reviewers. 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.

Drawing from her roots, Natu seamlessly blends Guinean traditional music with genres like hip-hop, salsa, soul, and rock. The result is a unique Afro-rock sound that proudly showcases her rich cultural heritage.
Today, Camara stands as a celebrated artist in New York, lauded by esteemed publications like The New York Times, Afropop Worldwide, and numerous music critics.

However, it's not just her electrifying stage presence and soulful voice, complemented by her acoustic electric guitar, that have earned her acclaim. Natu's unyielding dedication to social justice and the empowerment of women and children has consistently defined her illustrious career, making her a beacon of change and inspiration in the world of music.