Nadirah Shakoor

Nadirah Shakoor is an American vocalist, best known for her work in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, which she joined in 1995, and is still touring with it as its featured female vocalist. "Nod to the Storyteller" is Shakoor's tribute to Jimmy Buffett, who for the last 22 years has featured her as part of his show. Prior to that, she was a female vocalist of the hip hop group Arrested Development, of which she was a member from 1993 until 1995. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for its second album, Zingalamaduni. Nadirah was also featured in Arrested Development's Unplugged DVD and album. She also toured or recorded with Madonna, Al Jarreau, Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones, Jasmine Guy, Howard Hewitt, and others.

Her debut album, Soul Power (EMI Music Japan), was produced by Speech, and her next two projects, Nadirah Songs and Obsessed with Peace Vol. I were released independently. In 2000, she teamed up with her best friend, world-renowned producer Osunlade. Together, they released several house-music songs on Osunlade’s Yoruba Records label that quickly became classics of the genre. "Love Song," "Just a Breath Away," and "Pride" are three of their most popular collaborations.

On October 14, 2008, Shakoor released a new album titled Nod to the Storyteller on Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat Records label, which includes two songs written by her along with unique covers of songs written by Jimmy Buffett and several other artists. She announced on the "Time After Island Time" radio program that she will be releasing a follow-up album. After the release, Nadirah and her brother, drummer Rasheed Shakoor, put together a band called Outside Art to help promote the album and to bring more deep house to the live-music scene.

For over two decades, she has been a member of The Coral Reefer Band in which she, alongside Tina Gullickson, is a dancer and a vocalist. In concerts she often has a number as lead vocalist and contributes secondary vocals to Buffett's "Son of a Son of a Sailor".
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TOCP-65012 Nadirah Shakoor - Soul Power album art Nadirah* Soul Power(CD, Album) Fabulous Records TOCP-65012 Japan 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SET005 Nadirah Shakoor - Pride album art Osunlade Presents Nadirah Shakoor Osunlade Presents Nadirah Shakoor - Pride (Maxi) Set SET005 France 2002 Sell This Version
YOR-108 Nadirah Shakoor - Just A Breath Away album art Nadirah Shakoor Just A Breath Away(12") Yoruba Records YOR-108 UK 2005 Sell This Version
YS-01 Nadirah Shakoor - Love Song Part One album art Nadirah Shakoor Love Song Part One Yoruba Records YS-01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SK169 Nadirah Shakoor - Like A Rainbow album art Nomumbah Feat. Nadirah Shakoor Nomumbah Feat. Nadirah Shakoor - Like A Rainbow(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK169 Germany 2007 Sell This Version


374631264-2 State Of Emergency (3) Featuring Nadirah Shakoor With Aerle Taree & Ambriet Attiq* State Of Emergency (3) Featuring Nadirah Shakoor With Aerle Taree & Ambriet Attiq* - Winds Of Karma(CD, Promo) Mad Sounds Recordings 374631264-2 US 1994 Sell This Version