From: TX, United States
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk
N'dambi, meaning most beautiful is becoming the Dallas native singer's voice, style, and incredible storytelling ability through music. Influenced by country and gospel music and later by soul, funk and jazz music she began her professional career as a collaborator and background singer with Erykah Badu. While working with Erykah, she released three critically acclaimed independent albums (Little Lost Girls Blues, Tunin’ Up & CoSignin’ and A Weird Kinda Wonderful) impressing audiences world-wide.
As a result of N’dambi’s successful career as an independent artist she was signed to the reactivated legendary Stax Records releasing Pink Elephant in late 2009. On Pink Elephant N’dambi’s purposeful songwriting offers the listener detailed lyrical snapshots largely created from observations, rather than her own life. She insisted the record have a modern sheen yet adhere to the sturdy influence of classic R&B and soul artists like Slave, Heatwave, The Jacksons, Betty Davis, Isaac Hayes, Smokey Robinson, and The Sylvers.
Earning a college degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern Methodist University N'dambi incorporated her influence, skillful writing, and piano background to travel and create her own musical lane. Blessed with a deep contralto, she ingeniously distills soul-deep inspiration into a sensual style of elegance and power, making her a fundamental addition to the R&B/Soul movement of our times and our future.