A younger generation of women is taking the reggae music world by storm. Singer-songwriter, Nattali Rize born in San Diego, California, and raised in Byron Bay, Australia is fusing reggae with more modern approaches. She grew up in a single-parent home where her mother was very active in their community. Along with activism her mother also played many socially conscious artist and their music around the house such as Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Judy Mowatt, and many others. Her mother wanted her to be soulful and conscientious of the world around her.
In 2003 she founded the band, Blue King Brown and has been with them for many years. The band had a couple of hits with songs like, Come Check Your Head and Water, Stand Up. In 2014 she moved from Australia to Jamaica and her career has sky-rocketed. She released her debut album, Rebel Frequency in 2017 to much acclaim. Nattali Rize even had rock legend Santana invite her onstage and handed her his guitar to play. What a rush that must have been! She has become more entrenched in the spiritual side of Rastafari and if you check out her video for the song, Warrior featuring Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, you see it's filmed at a sacred place for those who follow the religion. This artist is not only about her music but about the consciousness of what is going on in her community and in the world. A few days ago she released her latest single, Fire Burning and we are waiting on her new album. Check out this socially conscious singer-songwriter and support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!