INOBE

Inobe is a multimedia performing artist who uses music, art, and visuals to immerse her audience. She has a soul-shifting voice and sings with a transparent honesty that engages listeners in intimate dialogue and makes them feel she's singing directly to their situations. Her music is a rootsy blend of southern soul and acoustic R&B underlying a conscious lyric reminiscent of a time when folks wrote songs to change hearts and minds and conditions.

 

Her latest recording project, Black Beautiful, is a poetic journey through Black community, feminine empowerment, and Black love. It’s an edutainment installation and stage performance of 12 songs and poems that weave a tapestry of issues including identity politics, economic empowerment, and the marginalization of Black bodies. 

 

Inobe has performed 5 USO tours to lift spirits and entertain American troops around the world. She has performed in 17 countries across North and Central America, Europe, Greenland, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific Rim, and the Caribbean. She has drawn audiences at many premier music venues including the Viper Room; King King Hollywood; Temple Bar; Hard Rock Café Atlanta; Cotton Club; Café Fais Do Do; Blue Café; EarthLink Live, Room 5 Lounge, and Apache Café. She appeared before an audience of 400,000 viewers on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta. Inobe has been a featured performer at several regional festivals and conferences including Atlanta's Music Midtown, National Black Arts Festival, Heritage Arts Festival, African Festival of the Arts and Atlantis Music Conference.

Her music and persona have received larger-than-life attention. The real-life entertainer and her music inspire the lead characters in the New York Times bestsellers Naughty or Nice (2003) and Chasing Destiny (2006) by Eric Jerome Dickey.

 

Inobe is currently an adjunct professor at The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theater at the University of Hartford.

"I sped down Robertson, my Inobe CD playing as loud as I could stand and as soulful as I wanted to become." 

- Eric Jerome Dickey, from the NY Times Best Seller Naughty Or Nice