New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

“Politically charged, sonically diverse, eclectically original, and authentically Nasimiyu.”
-Offbeat Magazine (

"A New Age Nina Simone," -Mike League of Snarky Puppy


New Orleans based Indie-Soul artist Nasimiyu and her 4-piece band boast a colorful and epic sound as they drive her original, lyrically and melodically captivating songs. Touted as a "New Age Nina Simone," by Snarky Puppy's Mike League, Nasimiyu embodies a new, socially conscious movement that is bright and uplifting as the revolutionary generation that inspired it.

As the composer/arranger/lyricist/producer of all the band's original music, Nasimiyu invokes just as much boldness in the substance of each song and she does in her very engaging live performances.

Nasimiyu stands out in her compositional abilities -- embracing a sonic essence that is truly unique. While her influence is rooted in the pop, jazz, funk, and folk of the 60's, she weaves her knowledgeability for vintage sounds into something completely new and all her own.

Her new full-length, "Rules Aren't Real," has been acclaimed and embraced by the AfroPunk community as an authentic, organic, fresh, and sincere body of work -- full of bright lyrics and big-hearted melodic power.


"It Ain't Pretty, But it's Beautiful" EP (2011)

"Rules Aren't Real" LP (2012)

Set List

Rules Aren't Real
This Which My Belly Knows
The Improbable Fight
Time Is A Train
Work it Out
Free Ones
2 Wolves
War Paint
The Machine