She goes by the sobriquet Nadira Norjahan, which is defined as a rare light of the world. Nadira is a poet, singer and songwriter, and she’s poised to present her brand of music to the world. Soul, jazz, blues and inspirational music are the foundation genres for the rising soprano vocalist and as a songwriter, Nadira brings a taste of her reality to the forefront so music lovers can’t help but experience her pain, joy and feel her message.
In 2009, Nadira locally released an independent effort initially entitled “The Story Teller,” which was later renamed “Love, Pain & Redemption.” The album contains 11 selections plus some bonus tracks, with interjections of spoken word giving the album a sense of balance. Producers on the project are: James Whitescarver, Christopher Odom, Damon Bennett, Sr. and Richard Tucker.
Nadira, (Born Artheis Reeves) a native of West Philly, knew from an early age that she wanted to sing. Singing in the church choir, and in high school provided an environment to develop her stage presence and vocal delivery. Some of her achievements includes - singing the national Anthem and “America the Beautiful,” for the Judicial Inauguration Ceremony for the City of Philadelphia, PA, Singing lead for the West Philadelphia SDA Chorale, and performing in “The Messiah,” with the Mass Choir of Ebenezer SDA, Pinn Memorial Baptist Church among many other performing activities. Nadira’s influences are – her mother – Shirley Ferguson, Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, India Arie and Stevie Wonder.
Presently Nadira is working on new material her official untitled debut release entitled “The Queen Arose”, slated for the second quarter of 2014.
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