Nawal originally comes from the Comoros Islands, also known as the “Perfume Islands” or “Islands of the Moon,” located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. Born into a family with many musicians, Nawal bathed in both popular and spiritual music from a young age, in her native islands and also in her new home in France.
Between traditional and contemporary, Nawal’s music weaves a rich dialog of cultures, a reflection of the diverse character of life in her native islands. Indo-Arabian-Persian music meets Bantu polyphonies, the syncopated rhythms and Sufi trance of the Indian Ocean. Nawal sings in Comoran, Arabic, French and English. An acoustic rootsbased fusion, her music is rhythmically compelling and beautifully lyrical.
Known as the “Voice of Comoros,” Nawal is also the first Comoran woman singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to give performances in public.
1. FOR A DIGNIFIED HUMANITY 2. PRAYER 3. ZIM SPIRIT 4. MAMA BARAKA 5. SHALOM 'ALEIKOUM 6. MANTRA FOR FOUR CHAKRAS 7. TSIORO 8. ORIGIN 9. BREATH OF THE SEA 10. MYSTIC BARAKA