Kadija Kamara spends a lot of her free time in live music bars, and music shops observing all aspects of music, in order to perfect her fine art as a Singer-Songwriter and Composer. Mainly Soul orientated, Kadija adopted the love for world music, incorporating her passion for Jazz, Folk and Rock in all aspects of her creativity. Her influences stem from Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters, Skunk Anansie and many more.
Having already experienced a life times worth of music as a backing vocalist and group work, Kadija Kamara decided to step to the front line in 2005 and bring all her experience together, creating this fine art she now calls Alternative Soul. Driven by live acoustic sounds, Cajons, wind-chimes, Glockenspiels, wood blocks, Kadija matches the sounds with her smooth melodic notes and sensuous tone, so sweet its almost edible!
Nothing is too much of a challenge, being so, she started to compose and co-produce her own music, working along side known and up and coming producers and musicians. Since then, she has picked up playing guitar, keys … and who knows what else she will take up.
Kadija has worked with, and is currently working with a handful of great producers within the dance music scene, including Joey Negro, Mark De Clive Lowe, Zed Bias & Fanatix. Within the Hip-Hop scene Theory Hazit, Sway and many more. She has also performing alongside the likes of Silhouette Brown (Dego, Kaidi Tatham), Lyric L (Loose Lips), Vanessa Freeman, and straight across the Atlantic with the likes of Anthony Hamilton. Kadija’s collaborations continue as she works alongside other writers and musicians within the industry. Definitely one to look out for!