winner of the Spain-Equatorial Guinea
2018 Vis a Vis festival
A young and talented Equatorial Guinean singer, song writer, producer, pianist, guitarist, violoncellist, percussionist and winner of the latest edition of Vis a Vis 2018 by Casa Africa and the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Culture. In this cultural program aimed at promoting African musical talent, the artist drew the attention of the participants with her powerful voice, her technique as a guitarist and her ability to integrate instruments, languages and traditional rhythms of her country of origin with world music.
Born in a Spanish-speaking African country, it is not surprising that the Spanish cultural heritage can be seen in many of her songs, although her musical roots delve into Equatorial Guinea, and the instruments and rhythms that are born there, especially in the sororities of her own ethnic group: the Bubi, as well as other European and Latin American musical influences.
Surrounded by both Guinea-Equatorial and international musicians, the voice of NELIDA KARR has skillfully cross borders and open a gap in the difficult music market, where she has stood out for the strength of her singing and the hypnosis of her rhythms.