A chance to spend an entire evening listening to some of the most talented, new artists in Norway, only interrupted by Nova Amor's perfect blend of rap music and rnb from behind the decks.
"KAMARA is here to stay."
Everyone who saw the show KAMARA did at by:Larm 2020, will understand why she insists on spelling her name in caps lock. A confident, explosive live show, spanning from sweet pop melodies to rap shook the audience. She performed her big hit of the winter, “Don’t call my name” to thundering applause, but also showed off a lot of new stuff that night at Blå. Among them was “20 Something”, a radio single often heard this summer.KAMARAs first name is Fatumata. She was born in Sierra Leone and raised in Bergen. She is still only 22 years old, but her list of achievements is growing fast.
Chica Dole grew up in a home where her roots from Norway and Nigeria were equal parts of a varied musical diet. The legendary psychedelic childrens orchestra Knutsen og Ludvigsen alongside Fela Kuti - she listened to all kinds of music, and her mother sang to her. At the same time, she didn’t recognize herself on any of the people she saw on Norwegian television. Instead, Chica Dole found role models in pop music - Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child and Scary Spice from Spice Girls. She has carried these experiences into her musical career, where she has received accolades both in Norway and abroad for her singles “You Do You”, “Touch” and “Bird”.
Chica Dole has a broad background in several choirs, and from an early age she toyed around with a capella singing and harmonies. In her teens, she experimented with all kinds of music, from metal to traditional jazz, but minimalist neo soul has become her musical home. Here, she finds ways of combining her Norwegian and Nigerian heritage. She samples african drum beats and improvises melodies on top. She sings about personal relations and conversations, racism and consent. She has her own way of boiling it all down to a single paragraph or a moving melody - in the coming years, many listeners will recognize themselves in Chika Dole.