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