Sandra Nkaké is a thoroughgoing, authentic and generous French artist singer-songwriter born in Cameroon. She has created a world of her own that she keeps on exploring and reinventing. Her powerful and unique voice unfolds on stage with a magnitude and magnetism that the audience receives like a present. Sandra Nkaké has one of the most moving voices of the current music scene.
After three solo albums and a Victoire de la Musique in 2012, she has won over the audience and critics on stage during major pop and jazz festivals in France and abroad. She writes and composes her songs, imagining and embodying a unique world around them in video clips she co-writes as well as in the staging of her performances or her outfits and photos.
SCARS is her fourth album and a jewel with powerful, soulful and organic songs that make us travel, weightlessly, hanging to a majestic momentum through Sandra’s lyrics. Her long-awaited comeback captivates us and takes us to a world giving pride of place to the energy of rock and moving folk songs from the first notes.
Sandra Nkaké has sharing and defending singularities at heart; she considers music not as a purpose, but as a means to create agoras, vibratory spaces in which everyone belongs, with their unique features. Those values have been impersonated in her music since the beginning of her collaboration with Jî Drû as much as within her creations and the encounters she made along the way.
If songs, pop and indie music part of her DNA through the creation of the acoustic trio [ELLES], her duet with La Chica, Protest Songs (a cappella quatuor with Jeanne Added, Camélia Jordana and Raphaële Lannadère), jazz is too as evidenced by her collaboration with Jî Drû quartet, Tribe From The Ashes, Autour de Chet, and TRIO SR9). Her theatre and movie choices, as well as the cultural actions she carries out on the margins of her tours, her residencies and together with various associations (singing workshops, masterclasses with groups of women) reflect those values too. She is the TV host for Platine Africa on TV5 Monde which puts Afro-Caribbean music in the spotlight.
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LES INROCKUPTIBLES / Wonders only Sandra Nkaké is capable of
FIP / An extraordinary tone of voice which makes her an essential part of the soul scene
LE MONDE / In tune, command of breathing, accuracy of her singing
TELERAMA / Her concerts make life more beautiful
L’HUMANITE / The rebellious Venus
FRANCE INFO / Extraordinary voice
RFI / Incredible voice
ELLE / A rock whirlwind