Nanna. B was born in Aarhus, Denmark. Since a six-year old Nanna got an African drum in her hands, she has been surrounded by music. She grew up in a suburb of Aarhus, Denmark, and the musical influence in her childhood home was names such as The Beatles, Carole King, Bob Dylan and Danish 80’s music. She attended a school that focused on music and rhythm, especially traditional west-African music, afro-Cuban music and funk, and Nanna would sing chants and create little songs from an early age, creating the foundation of her interest and love for music.
As many others growing up in the 90s , Nanna was influenced by pop and hip hop, and when Nanna in 1997 heard American soul singer D’Angelos debut album ‘Brown Sugar’ for the first time, she lost her heart to r’n’b and soul. The heavy beats combined with the smooth melodies, and the honest lyrics was a revelation to the young girl, and has left clear traces on Nanna. Bs sound.
The characteristics of Nanna.B’s music is her unique soulful voice with playful melodies, dreamy lyrics and steady, dusty beats, and together she creates a universe inhabited by bells, birds and exotic rhythms. On her soon-to-come album ‘Vitaphone’, she has collaborated with different producers and musicians from Denmark and the US such as Diverse, Stacks, Nappion, Rewolmer and Damp who has produced most of the album. As the visual artist she is, and as a true DIY woman, Nanna has contributed with drawings to the album booklet