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Nadirah Shakoor


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The recipient of a Grammy Nomination an MTV Video Award, the 2005 Artist for a Better World Humanitarian Award, and the 2006 Spirit of Youth Award, Nadirah is a seasoned professional who has performed for thousands at such mega concert events as Lalapalooza, Womad and Woodstock II. In more intimate venues her voice and stage presence have been described as no less than captivating. A songwriter as well, Nadirahs song Purpose to Be was featured in the film At First Sight starring Val Kilmer, another, Break Away was featured in the film Dark Places. She collaborated with Speech and other producers on her debut CD Soul Power [Toshiba-EMI Japan], and penned all the songs on her two independently released CDs “Nadirah Songs”, which can be purchased at (, and “Obsessed with Peace”, ( Many people remember Nadirah Shakoor as the lead female vocalist of the ground breaking hip hop group Arrested Development which she joined in 1992 and remained with until the group disbanded in 1995. Others know her as the featured female vocalist in Jimmy Buffetts’ Coral Reefer Band. Nadirahs career did not start there however. Raised in Los Angeles California she was one of the areas premiere session singers.

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  • WilliamNl

    "The war is over" GREAT song Ft Sonny landreth

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • WilliamNl

    she sings wonderfull with Sonny Landreth Rhe Song "Let It Fly "!on His New CD from The REACH GREAT Voice!

    1 Oct 2008 Reply
  • iamlisteningto

    Great tunes! Have a vinyl from Yoruba Rec.

    5 Jul 2007 Reply

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