Madison World Music Festival
Presented By Wisconsin Union Theater
Natu Camara | Workshop: 1pm | Concert 8:30pm
A vibrant singer and songwriter, Natu Camara's West African heritage, charged performance style and passion for social justice has made her a unique presence in World Music. Born in Ivory Coast and raised in Guinea, Natu’s devotion to music exploded in early success when she joined three friends to form West Africa’s first ever female R&B/hip-hop band, the Ideal Black Girls. Their first album, Guinèya mou monèra (“It’s not a shame to be a woman”) went on to sell in the millions and was nominated for Best Album 2002 in Guinea. Encouraged by thousands of loyal fans thrilled by the music but even more inspired by its commitment to women’s power, the Ideal Black Girls toured throughout Africa while managing to finish college, an inspiration for an entire generation of girls.
Workshop: Music of Hope and Healing
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Madison World Music Festival is a virtual event! Sign up to receive email reminders about workshops and concerts.
The 2020 Madison World Music Festival is proud to be a member of the Consortium of World Music Presenters and participate in Global Music Month 2020.