Introducing Leonard Cohen’s Protege NEeMA

Posted by The G on February 22, 2011 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

Photo courtesy of NEeMA.



Born of Egyptian and Lebanese decent, folk/rock chanteuse NEeMA presence on and off stage is powerful and charismatic, and her voice is honest and unique.  In association with production from Leonard Cohen and Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan, Ron Sexsmith), NEeMA’s second album “Watching You Think” will be released on March 1, 2011 (on Sony International).  NEeMA’s voice features comparable elements of Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell and Poe!

I was fortunate enough to obtain an advanced copy of “Watching You Think” and the entire album is great!  It’s mellow and moody with great lyrics and unique vocal delivery.  Stand out tracks include the ballad “Lost In L.A.” which is a melancholy love letter to the city of broken dreams, the mid-tempo “Jealousy” as well as a cover of the Dire Straits’ classic “Romeo and Juliet.”  For a limited time, you can download the track “Escape” here.

You can also catch NEeMA on tour. Her 2011 schedule is as follows:

02/19 Carlsbad, CA @ Sunset Sessions
03/16-19 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/30 New York, NY @ Joes Pub 7:30 pm
04/05 Evanston, IL @ SPACE – opening for Jesse Winchester
04/07 East Lansing, MI @ Pasant Theatre – opening for Jesse Winchester
04/09 Traverse City, MI @ Traverse City Opera House  opening for Jesse Winchester
04/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel  opening for Jesse Winchester
04/13 Washington DC @ Jammin Java   opening for Jesse Winchester
04/15 Shelburne Falls, MA @ Mocha Maya’s Coffee, Pub, and Music Venue (headline)
04/16 Boston, MA @ Red Room at Cafe 939

Catch this star on the rise when she visits your city!  Learn more about this incredible artist on NEeMA’s official website.

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