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2011-03-06 21:30:00

Manami N.

Born in Niigata, Japan.

Graduated Niigata University

After University she worked for a company in Niigata but soon she got a new position and moved to Tokyo. Moving to Tokyo changed her life. Getting in the huge creative input of this megacity she started her career as a musician. During the 90s when she still was working as an office lady, she trained her voice by Kumiko Hara (1955-2005) and joined several bands as main vocalist or chorus singer.

At the end of the 90s manami started to make music with the computer. Since then she composes, writes lyrics and performs as a solo artist and as a member of the band "kamomellia"

In 2004 and 2005 she released CDs from Indie labels in Europe,one year later she quitt her office job and moved to Berlin.

Manami N's music is difficult to describe in terms of genre. Somehow her field is in between pop and experiment and she uses music to express very personal feelings and telling stories. Her laptop is a tool for her to have access to various instruments and sound effects and her voice has a particular and unique sound.

Manami N. performed in Festivals in Europe, in Gallerys and Underground Clubs.. like: Avantgarde Festival Schiphorst, Headphone Festival, Hungary and Germany,, Electric Garden Festival, Germany and Simultan Festival, Romania, obPHON Festival 2010, and more ....

17th Dec.2010 Manami N. released her Debut Album “Kill Wasabi” on the german label privatelektro. Very japanese and with strong releations to contemporary music culture and female pop music. One could think Kill Wasabi is an concept album - and - yes, it is. The concept of a japanese Woman living since some years in Berlin. She got the her influcences from europe and the roots from japan. The Album consisting 10 tracks with an warmly and softly. womans voice, jazz pieces and sometimes breakouts in bizarre contemporary electronic compositions. Often the music sounds like the japanese Version of “Film Noire” Movie Soundtracks.

The above featured set will be held at
Share @Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
232 3rd St. (at 3rd Ave), 3rd Flr, Brooklyn, NYC
(Location subject to change, please check back this link &/or facebook page when the date comes closer!)
posted by blaa


 Manami N. - cover of her album: