Nattali Rize on Music, Indigenous Struggles, and Self-Empowerment Derrick Broze September 22, 2015 2238 On Saturday September 19th, Nattali Rize performed in L.A., California for the United We Stand Festival. Nattali talks with Derrick Broze about her music and her message. NATTALI RIZE – Ask her where she comes from, she’ll tell you “All Directions”. In line with her philosophy she claims not to belong to any nation state but to the ever evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators anywhere & everywhere. Of mixed global heritage, with dominant Native American and Samoan roots, Nattali Rize is known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown as well as for her unwavering commitment to using her voice and music for the global struggle toward the realization of Full Freedom and the movement of Truth and Justice over the systemic exploitation of the people and our planet. The ever evolving and dynamic front woman now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy Reggae influence she describes her music as World Beat. Lyrical. New Era. Whether it be performing solo, unplugged, accapella or fronting an electric band, she is Known for her high energy live performances. This highly anticipated new solo project dives into the next evolution of this multi-dimensional Heartist… “Nattali is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage.” – Michael Franti (Spearhead) After spending most of 2014 living, writing and recording, in Kingston Jamaica, 2015 will see Nattali Rize drop some heavy hitting tracks. Including a deep live and studio collaborative project with cutting edge Jamaican live band and production crew NOTIS. The NATTALI RIZE & NOTIS project has evolved into something truly special, and will be launching into the live arena in June 2015 with a string of US Festivals on the cards. “Working with Nattali is fluid and natural. The connection was there from the first track, then to see her move to Jamaica and show us how passionate and strong her commitment is to the movement was inspiring. We’ve brought two cultures together to create one, naturally this has created something exciting and fresh.. Notis loves to be part of fresh innovation.. is a good vibe this, we look forward to sharing it with the world.” – Wayne ‘Unga Barunga’ Thompson, of NOTIS. Keep an ear to the ground for epic collaborations with Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Third World & Julian Marley to name a few…!!! “One of the nation’s most refreshing voices” – Rolling Stone. www.nattalirize.com Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.