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Natasja - Gi' Mig Danmark Tilbage

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Rest in peace dear Natasja! We will strive to honour your spirit in taking the descicions that you would have taken yourself, had you been here.

Born in Copenhagen 1974, Natasja grew up listening to her mother's collection of Dennis Brown and Bob Marley Records. This would mark the early steps in a life filled with music. - A life that has become as busy as ever during the past year.

Natasja’s debut on stage was at the mere age of 13 when she started singing /”dee-jaying” in Copenhagen with local Jamaican soundsystem Sky Juice and was noticed at a concert opening for Macka B and Arriwa Posse, where Mad Professor himself was blown away by her talent.

She was ahead of her time alongside with Miss Mukupa and McEmzee introducing raggamuffin to the Danish hip hop community in the early nineties with the group called No Name Requested. During that period the girls did a lot of shows and travelled with artists such as: Queen Latifa, Das EFX, Tribe Called Quest and Massive Attack opened shows for people like Ninja Man, Charlie Chaplin and Lexxus, including a jam session in the studio with UB40. Natasja’s talent has impressed many people from the reggae scene, which has led to studio recordings, live performances and press coverage in Jamaica.

Unfortunately Natasja suffered serious injuries due to a crash with a racehorse in 1998, during her education to become a professional jockey. The accident slowed her musical career down for a while, but luckily you can’t keep a good woman down and soon after she would be pursuing her recording career again...

During Summer 2004 she released the 12" ‘Cover Me’, and later the 7" ‘Summercute’ followed one year later by her long anticipated debut album ‘Release’. Furthermore she has featured on the hit-single ‘Cigar’ from Denmark’s chartbusting dancehall trio Bikstok Røgsystem, and has also recorded with German reggae institution Germaicans on the Rodeo riddim. Additionally she featured on the new album of Africa Unite. Natasja recently stepped up to the super league of reggae and recorded with legends Sly & Robbie in their studio in Jamaica. Also she had legendary studio engineer Bulby do some mixing duties on the forthcoming international album (title TBA).

Natasja has been touring in many different countries with her band The Ragga Pack and with her soundsystem. In 2006 you could find Natasja at Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica, Popkomm Reggae Festival in Berlin, Uppsala Reggae Festival in Sweden, SPOT, Roskilde Festival in Denmark, and the legendary Sting Festival in Jamaica to name some.... Natasja is now ready to hit more international stages in 2007 - Big tings a gwaan!

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