Born and raised from a musical family…ÉTÚ-BMÍK adds different elements to her music with a touch of her Tanzanian and Trinidadian roots. She is a singer/songwriter/guitarist now living in America that successfully blends URBAN, REGGAE, AFRO BEAT, JAZZ FUSION, and POP RHYTHMS into a fresh potpourri of scintillating, hypnotizing sounds that breathe new life on the music scene. ÉTÚ-BMÍK has a unique style of her own with her multinational music creations that’s also expressed in her movements. ÉTÚ-BMÍK is a vibrant performer who totally takes command on stage. Additionally, she writes, plays guitar and sings powerful songs that ring true to the joy and tribulations of all people, all races, in all nations. ÉTÚ-BMÍK is not only a strong singer/songwriter/guitarist, but also a true linguist. She sings in English, her native Swahili, and Norwegian.
The fact that ÉTÚ-BMÍK finished her primary education in Norway has allowed her to pick up languages very easily. She also toured the European music scene, playing Club sets, Churches, and local Coffee houses.
While in college, ÉTÚ-BMÍK formed a band called The Freedom Tribe. The group was nominated for best pop reggae band of the year.
After leaving college, ÉTÚ-BMÍK recorded her first album entitled ” International Madness” featuring a distinctive blend of danceable reggae / Afro-beats and soulful ballads. Her unique style of Reggae, World Beat, and Pop gives her one of a kind sound, worldwide appeal.
ÉTÚ-BMÍK began touring Europe, Africa and the United States opening for such acts as Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, Wailing Souls, Burning Spear and many other well known artists. She then headlined The Bob Marley Festival Tour which hosted 26 cities across the U.S., Hawaii, Canada and Holland.
Her band is made up of some excellent local musicians that bring excitement and spontaneity to any special event.
In the Triangle(North Carolina), ÉTÚ-BMÍK has played at Yancey’s, Six String Cafe’ & Music Hall, Bullfeather’s, First Night Raleigh, BimbeFest, CenterFest, EnoFest, Cat’s Creadle, Local 506, Berkeley Cafe, Patio Loco, Abyssinia, Weaver Street Market, Cafe Dreade, Charlie Brownz (Wilmington), Safari International(Greensboro), Mojo’s (Charlotte), Expressions, Hideaway(Greensville, NC), Ashevill Music Zone(Ashiville), Jakes Road House(Decatur, Georgia) and many more. Her new CD entitled “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU” is scheduled to be released this year.
Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Theater beginning one hour prior to the performance.