Haidara

Live Act Pop Dance Singer/Songwriter Electro
Haidara - Pop Dance Singer/Songwriter Electro Live Act in London

Haidara Short Info

Haidara has music in her genes so it comes as no surprise that she is carving out a career in this field. Born to Senegalese and Grenadian parents; her father, a drummer played for the late Lovers Rock legend Louisa Mark. Through attending the local Pentecostal church she was introduced to gospel where she was part of the children's Gospel choir. During her early teens, she was fascinated with 80s power ballads from Bonnie Tyler and Jennifer Rush and the art of performance from Queen, The Eurythmics and Michael Jackson; and she found and fell in love with Classic Soul and artists such as Stevie Wonder and Anita Baker, after discovering her aunt's record collection. All these childhood sounds and experiences have helped create H, formerly H-Boogie's unique sound.

In the late 90's, H was in a vocal group with her older sisters Estelle and Khadi, their two cousins and a close friend; the group was called Swarae, playing on the family's shared surname. Soon after formation, Estelle left the group to later become UK's only and most successful international female Hip-Hop artist. The group continued for three years, writing and performing, before disbanding.

Haidara (formerly H-Boogie) has lent her vocals and talent for writing top lines to artists within all genres. Get Far "The Radio," peaked at No.1 in a number of counties including the US Billboard Dance Chart. In 2007 she sung and wrote hit 'Love has Gone' by Dave Armstrong and Redoche and most recently H has collaborated with major Dance icon Molella on track"Everything" with Rudeejay and Matteo Sala; released in 2013 on Time Records. In the same year she collaborated with Marc Talein, to record a fresh, cool, edgy House record.

Her Pop, R&B, Soul and Gospel influences mean no matter how futuristic the machine funk on her records, she’s singing from the heart. “When I write it’s meaningful. It’s not just aimed at the dancefloor”.

Haidara has music in her genes so it comes as no surprise that she is carving out a career in this field. Born to Senegalese and Grenadian parents; her father, a drummer played for the late Lovers Rock legend Louisa Mark. Through attending the local Pentecostal church she was introduced to gospel where she was part of the children's Gospel choir. During her early teens, she was fascinated with 80s power ballads from Bonnie Tyler and Jennifer Rush and the art of performance from Queen, The Eurythmics and Michael Jackson; and she found and fell in love with Classic Soul and artists such as Stevie Wonder and Anita Baker, after discovering her...

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Past Gigs Haidara

  • 12 | 2013 5 & 33, Amsterdam 5 & 33 NYE Party
  • 08 | 2013 Stratford Theatre, London Monologue Slam UK
  • 02 | 2011 Mynt Lounge, Miami PA
  • 02 | 2011 Neighbours Club, Seattle C89.5 FM 40th Birthday
  • 11 | 2010 Casbah, Atlantic City Billboard Event
  • 05 | 2010 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham Birmingham GAY Pride
  • 01 | 2010 The Sage, Newcastle Outside In Festival
  • 12 | 2009 The Bridge, Portobello, London Portobello Winter Festival
  • 08 | 2009 London MOBO Launch, London
  • 08 | 2009 Radio 1, Maida Vale BBC Live Lounge with Bashy
  • 03 | 2009 Radio 1, Maida Vale BBC Live Lounge with T2
  • 06 | 2008 Shepherds Bush Empire, London Estelle Show
  • 01 | 0000 Astoria, London G-A-Y

Discography Haidara

  • 2014 Lights On - Marc Talein ft. Haidara Single | Transmission
  • 2014 Everything - Molella, Rudeejay ft. H-Boogie Single | Time Records
  • 2012 The Radio (Get Far ft. H-Boogie) Single | Universal / Melodica
  • 2010 On A Mission (Gabriella Cilmi ft. H-Boogie) Single | Island / Universal
  • 2009 Your Wish Is My Command (Bashy ft. H-Boogie) Single | GGI / Rags 2 Riches
  • 2007 Love Has Gone (Dave Armstrong ft. H-Boogie) Single | Ministry Of Sound / Hed Kandi

Media

  • Video GET FAR Feat. H-Boogie - Th...
  • Video Dave Armstrong & Redroche f...
  • Video Molella, Rudeejay, Matteo S...
  • Video SB.TV A64 - H-Boogie - "The...
  • Video Eh Yo Official Video - Haidara
  • Sound Marc Talein - Lights On (Do...

Origin

  • London GB

Members

  • Haidara Vocalist