Grand Oak Opry is thrilled to present Carolyne Naomi on Saturday the 18th of September at 7:00pm.
To see both her incredible musical skills and her infectious community impact, check out #Japa or #bamijochallenge on Instagram!
As a kid in Nigeria, Carolyne Naomi listened to African music, especially the traditional and modern Nigerian styles that led to Afropop/Afrobeats; as well as Reggae, R&B, Soul and Gospel music.
Carolyne wrote her first song when she was 9, and started playing the guitar during her undergraduate program at the university. Always a good student, she holds an M.Sc. in Media and Communication, but through her formal studies, Carolyne always had music going on in her head and knew she wanted to be on stage.
She eventually moved to Minnesota to study Guitar and Voice Performance at McNally Smith College of Music. Since then, she has been performing around top music venues in the Twin Cities, including Skyway Theatre, Dakota Jazz Club, The Cedar Cultural Center, IceHouse Minneapolis, etc.
Carolyne released her first single “Love & Light” in 2018, and went further to release more singles and two music videos for her most recent releases in 2021, “Boss (Oga at the Top)” and “JAPA”.
As a performer, she finds ways of combining her varied interests in music of the African diaspora into her own Afro-fusion that appeals to contemporary audiences who, like her, have been tuning into varied musical experiences since childhood.
She has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning international artists like Burna Boy and Wizkid, to name a few.
Carolyne Naomi’s debut EP will be released in 2021.
TICKETS & LOGISTICS: There are no tickets. For all shows we request a $15 donation/adult, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist. (No one will be turned away based on the ability to pay, and people can contribute more because 100% goes to the artist.)
Seating is first come first served, with the gate open at 6:30. We ask that you bring your own chair/blanket, and anything that you like to eat or drink. (Adult beverages allowed.) We provide an onsite bathroom in our house. No animals allowed.
Instagram: @carolyne _naomi https://www.instagram.com/carolyne_naomi/
Facebook: Carolyne Naomi Music https://www.facebook.com/Carolynspire/
Twitter: @carolyne_naomi https://twitter.com/carolyne_naomi
YouTube: Carolyne Naomi https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCl76HJT5GOJA1NCpy6D9pg