Nadir Omowale is a songwriter/singer/guitarist/producer and creative consultant. We inevitably wound up focusing a lot on the distressing state of the music industry after 2020, but we drifted toward some rather positive ruminations and insights. Anyone out there who's a musician or songwriter looking for some inspiration, Nadir has some thoughts to share! We also talk about something particularly positive to look forward to: the sheer amount of amazing music that will no doubt be released in 2021, post-quarantine! Check out Nadir's two new singles from this year with the links below. LINKS New Video: "Belly of the Whale" https://nadiromowale.com/#videos "Run" https://youtu.be/fvhgW4aaWU0 YOUTUBE Nadir Omowale, performing in the Ferndale Library Courtyard.
Jane invited her friend Nadir Omowale on the show to talk about the release of his new single “Run” a song about stamina and perseverance. Lyrically the protagonist is running for his life, but metaphorically, “Run” is in many ways, a symbolic story of daily struggle for every Black person on the planet. From the slave catcher’s hounds, from the Klansman’s noose, from oppression, from discrimination, from the police, we’re constantly running. And failure isn’t an option. “If I let them catch me, I’m as good as dead.” Join Jane & Nadir for an in-depth conversation about not what we can do, but what we can be. Forward Ever, Backward Never on The Next Room.
We're chatting with singer/songwriter/producer Nadir Omowale, an award-winning musician and the leader of a formidable funk-rock ensemble. Nadir Omowale gave a memorable performance at one of our Summer Concert Series showcases, and it was with his advice and encouragement that we wound up substantially enhancing our gear game at the library, particularly when it comes to sound systems for live events. Omowale was raised in Tennesse, but has had a lifelong love of Motown, but especially funk music. He's adept at several other genres, like rock and soul, but even some country. He's produced several records and collaborated with dozens of local artists in the Metro Detroit area, but he resides just a block or so away from the library. We spoke with Omowale about his love of music, but especially about the influence of (not only icons like Prince,) but his mother, who was a dedicated volunteer to community causes, including serving on her local library board. You can see Nadir perform with his funk trio at Bowlero Lanes' Lounge on February 29. He will be performing at the Southfield Public Library on Wed., June 17 https://nadiromowale.bandcamp.com/track/the-right-kind-of-crazy-2 https://nadiromowale.bandcamp.com/track/blue-lights https://nadiromowale.com/tag/michigan-state-fair-superstar
Too Much Life To Be Lived with Nadir Omowale part 2
The Next Room
Jane and Nadir dive deeper into the legacy of our loved ones. How do we honor our loved ones principals once they transition? How do we uphold their memory and do justice to the lessons they taught us?
Jane has Nadir Omowale on the Next Room to talk about the legacy we leave behind. How do we honor our loved ones principals once they transition? How do we uphold their memory at the same time do justice to the lessons they taught us? These topics and more with the man that doesn’t have time to stand still while we explore the Next Room!
Jane gets up close and personal with her friend Nadir Omowale. Nadir is an Artist, Musician, Producer, Writer and Creative Strategist. When he's not working on a creative project he is working with his most inspired life's calling. Being present with his four-year-old twins Maya and Miles. From chasing fire flies in the backyard to feeding their curiosity about life. This creative soul is busy with his beautiful wife and two children living in the now. The show today will also feature Nadir's latest single Blue Lights. Join Jane and Nadir as they talk about the big picture, play some music and have a few laughs on Voices of Vision.