Jazz, R&B, Rock

Hawa B is a project led by singer-songwriter Nadia Hawa Baldé. As a bandleader, composer, and singer-songwriter, her passion lies in creating dense and exciting soundscapes, pushing limits with innovative content, and employing a rich palette of colours and textures. She has created her own musical universe to portray sadness in a positive light, inspiring the title of her debut EP, “Sad in a Good Way” which was nominated at Gala Dynastie in 2023 for “Révélation musicale de l’année”.

While soul music and jazz are undoubtedly clear influences in HAWA B, alternative-rock is also a main source of inspiration. As a young black woman, she is proud to create music that smashes stereotypes about women and artists of color and their work. It is important for her to challenge preconceptions about black music and remind people that rock is also part of black heritage.

HAWA B has recently collaborated with artist Djely Tapa (Afrikana Soul Sister) for a remix of her song “End” and is currently working on her second EP with co-producer Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Safia Nolin, Hubert Lenoir).