Isabel Novela

Isabel Novela

BandWorldSoul

The new voice and talented singer/songwriter of Mozambique. Her music can be best described as a combination of HipHop, R&B, Jazz, Rap ,Brasilian, Soul, Latin & Nu soul. Her African roots mixed with these different influences is something really special.

Biography

Isabel Novela was born 23 years ago in Mozambique in a musical talented family.
when she was 5 years old she came in contact with music . Soon she developed a big passion for it,the desire to sing came to her and didn't go away. When she was 10 she recorded her first solo song,that made part in a children music CD compilation.

Isabel started singing professionally at the age of 14 doing backing vocals in different groups from Mozambique and South Africa and since then she participated in several projects from Funky to Soul, roots to hiphop,Jazz and World music, with whom she toured extensively. Her compositions were also included in albums released by projects and individuals from South Africa, Mozambique,Netherlands, U.S.A and Portugal in where she participated has singer and/or backing vocal.

Recently she recorded the album New Dawn with her 3 brothers and sister in Holland NecoNovellas the family project.

Composing music & singing is one of her biggest passions in her life. She writes her lyrics in English, Portuguese and Chopi/Changana (the native dialect of the area where her tribe, the Chopi people, originally come from in Mozambique ).
Her music can be best described as a combination of HipHop, R&B, Jazz, Rap ,Brasilian, Soul, Latin & Nu soul . Her African roots mixed with these different influences is something really special.

When she sings she moves from one style to the other and she sings with her soul. Her Lyrics and sweet/smooth/strong voice brings up to the listeners different emotions and feelings. You can Dance/Sing/Cry/Think/Feel or just listen

Isabel explains:
"I grew up being inspired and listening to different styles of music from roots music the typical traditional African rhythms to the western styles ( soul, jazz,classic ,funk,world )
When I create my music my ears easily jump all over these different styles and I find myself combining them."
" The languages easily come to play when I write my lyrics as I like to combine English ,Portuguese, & chopi/changana ( dialects from home)."
"I believe you don't always have to understand the lyrics to be moved by a song and I want people to feel what I do "

Musicians like Miriam Makeba,Zap Mama,Jill Scott, Kadja Nin,Erykhay,Joe Zawinul,Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, etc, the ones that truly inspire her evolution.

Recording now her first EP “Voices” to be released in 2009 she says:
" First and foremost I wanna reach and touch as many people I can with my music."

Isabel Novela's music will with no doubts cross borders of the heart and soul.

" I've been fortunate enough to see much of the world, and can't wait to see the rest & share my music"

Set List

Isabel Novela owns her own repertoire.
She can play 2 sets of 45 minutes or a concert without intervals, depends on the venue and promoter.

List of Songs:

Touch Me
Sweet Melody
Saudade
Voices
if you go low
Stop Violence
Heyi Heyi
So Tu (Mi toca)
Rainy Summer
Beautifull
Magia Africana
You never Know
Mae
Estrela
Love
Black Butterfly
Soulplace
World Citizen
Lua
Bye Bye