Natu Camara

Hailing from Guinea, Natu Camara is one of its brightest musical stars and a committed activist for the empowerment and education of girls and women in west Africa. 

In the early 2000s, Camara led West Africa’s first all-female hip-hop group, the Ideal Black Girls (IBG). Their album Guinèya Moumonèra (It’s Not a Shame to Be a Woman), was a multi-platinum opus advocating for women’s rights. As a member of IBG, the dynamism of Camara’s musical evolution was revealed. 

Her full length solo album Dimedi, which means child, has been described as “West African pop with a tinge of American funk… exquisite melodies… haunting voice that draws you into her colorful experience.”

Singing in five languages, Dimedi showcases Camara’s unique blend of afro-rock, pop, and soul that speaks to the range of heroes influencing her individual sound: Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti, Baaba Maal and Tina Turner. As a builder of bridges socially and culturally, Camara’s musical compositions are powerfully constructed to bridge the global gap and bring people together in a captivating blend weaving a beautiful tapestry of musical stories and visions of her beloved home. 

Natu’s foundation supports local organizations to mentor and empower young girls and support education as a tool to reduce poverty in Guinea. She finds a way to speak to the silent minority through her music. 

Alongside her multinational New York based band, Natu Camara brings a fresh sound to us, showcasing her talents as a singer and multi-instrumentalist. We can’t wait to welcome her for the first time to Sierra Nevada World Music Festival!


Dimedi (2018)

June 16 @ 08:00
08:00 — 09:00 (1h)