“We find our passion in the things we do to survive”
— Dara Carter
The Gem In I
Dara Carter has always been drawn to sound and art. Musical genius, with a heavy emphasis on Stevie Wonder and Prince was the soundtrack of her childhood. "Hoopla", an album created by her first influence and mentor, Speech of Arrested Development was the her first infatuation with music. She began her classical training in piano at the age of three. From there she blossomed into a singer-songwriter at a very young age. At twelve, she began performing around the city of Atlanta with some of the great jazz musicians of her parent's era such as Joey Sommerville, Phil Davis, Julie Dexter, and more. She also began working with the "Mama Jan", world renowned vocal coach. Dara had the opportunity at fifteen to perform at the Apollo Theater in New York, New York and from there has been performing around the nation. She has also performed at many prestigious institutions around the country such as Harvard University, Boston University, The White House, and more. Dara Carter aims to spread her unique style of music to as many countries as she can travel to in her lifetime. She wants her music to do work in people's hearts and ultimately help usher in a shift in our humanity towards unity and togetherness.
Dara Carter has just released her debut album "The Gem In I".
AFROPUNK VIDEO PREMIERE:
REJECT CONFORMITY WITH BEAUTIFUL DANCE VIDEO BY SOUL SINGER DARA CARTER, “SADDERDAYS”
Jamal Ahmad of WCLK talks to Singer & Pianist Dara Carter
ATL-Native Dara Carter Seeks To Find “Who You Are” (New Music)
Interview with Jan Smith in 2011 issue of Jezebel Digital Edition
Dara is interviewed at Jan Smith Studios with Jan Smith as and upcoming "Superstar" In the 2011 issue of Jezebel Digital Edition.