Influences: African , Caribbean
Genres: reggae, world, afro-reggae, worldbeat, worldafro-reggae
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New Single «Are You Ready?» (For the Goombay Dance) - out: 04.03.2016 (Download Audio Single) ARE YOU READY? Check out the official Video from the upcoming single «Are You Ready?» (For the Goombay Dance) - out: 04.03.2016 https://youtu.be/racIfYjsSIE Download (preorder) Audio single on: ► iTunes:  https://goo.gl/gk246W ► Amazone:  http://goo.gl/hv4C8l ► Bandcamp:  http://famara.bandcamp.com ► FAMARA Shop:  http://www.famara.ch/shop Follows: Webside:  http://www.famara.ch Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/famaramusic Soundcloud:  http://soundcloud.com/famaramusic Label:  http://www.n-gage.ch/famara Subscribe to our YouTube channel:  https://goo.gl/u22X1D Bless and see you... FAMARA more
New FAMARA Album \'KARIBU\' Dear FAMARA supporters,   listen the first single «Reggae Made In Switzerland» from the upcoming album 'KARIBU' (VÖ CH: OUT NOW | VÖ D/A/BENELUX: 18.04.2014) – feel free to share it with your friends!   https://soundcloud.com/famaramusic/reggae-made-in-switzerland   Order- Preorder the new album 'KARIBU' now on: https://itunes.apple.com/ch/album/karibu/id806933906 http://www.amazon.de/Karibu-Famara/dp/B00I61ERQS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1395764066&sr=8-3&keywords=famara http://www.cede.ch/de/music-cd/partner.cfm?pid=1125&aobj=1148181 http://www.exlibris.ch/de/musik/cd/famara/karibu/id/7611637330182   THE «KARIBU» (WELCOME) RELEASE TOUR 2014 28.02.2014 | CH-Bern, Mahogany 08.03.2014 | CH-Basel, Kaserne – Record Release Show 28.03.2014 | CH-Stäfa, Kulturkarussell Rössli 12.04.2014 | CH-Gams SG, S-Event 02.05.2014 | CH-Schaffhausen, Kammgarn 03.05.2014 | CH-Zürich, Mundwerk ...and many more on http://www.famara.ch   See you there, FAMARA more
FAMARA, civil name Thomas Nikles, grew up in the lovely Leimental on the feet of the Jura Mountains (Switzerland/BL). After the participation at a percussion workshop in 1984, his interest in african music could not be stopped again.

Only after a few solo appearances, different Afro- and Latinbands invited him to perform with them. At one of those performances with the Basler Rapgirl «Luana» he switched from percussion perfomer to a raggamuffin singer. The first single «Sunshine Blubber» (1987) could get some resonance in switzerland but only with the move to Gambia (1988) he got the appreciaton he deserved. The «Gambia Weekend Observer» wrote after a concert which was organized for the independance day of Gambia, where he played for 15'000 People; «Swiss reggae star in town».

On his second visit to Gambia he toured various venues and also recorded the album «Natural Fact» which was released in 1999. In 2000 he toured through Mali, Senegal and Gambia.

After many concerts and TV interviews in Switzerland and the rest of the world including an appearance with «YOUSSOU N´DOUR» and «TIKEN JAH FAKOLY», the emergence of the albums «Natural Fact» 1999, «Sunlife» 2001, «Toubab Man» 2003, «Famasound» 2004, «Double Culture» 2005, «Oreba» 2008, «The Sound Of Famara» 2010 and «The Cosmopolitan» 2012, he is ready with the new album «Karibu». With over 500 shows in Switzerland so far, including almost every big festival at home and abroad (Gampel, St. Gallen, Frauenfeld, Heitere, Summerjam, Cheimsee, Rototom Sunsplash etc.), as well as concerts with «SEEED», «GENTLEMAN» and «ZIGGY MARLEY», FAMARA is one of the most active and successful Swiss-Reggae acts!