Carolina Norbu: Woman of Song
Carolina Norbu is an upcoming, passionate singer-songwriter from the picturesque hills of Arunachal Pradesh who also doubles up as a dentist by profession. She plays the guitar, and besides her original compositions, she also does cover versions of songs by artists like Coldplay, Kina Grannis, Ed Sheeran and Kodaline who are her inspirations.
An artist with a sublime emotive and melodious vocal, her songs are enamoured with human emotions and are a clear narrative of how and what she feels. She believes music is a language that has no boundaries.
Her first performance was at The Urbane Solace, Bangalore, in 2013, after which she was a finalist at the K-Pop Contest the same year. She has since performed at the International Jazz Day in Itanagar, Ziro Festival of Music, Orange Festival and Arunachal Literature and Art Festival to name a few, carving herself a place in the hearts of her audience. Norbu is an artist to watch out for.
I spoke to 31-year-old Carolina Mum Norbu to trace her journey into music and dentistry.
Tell us how music started for you.
Well, I’ve loved singing since childhood. My family loves music and I grew up listening to my father’s cassettes of Boney M, Abba and Bee Gees. And coming from a Christian background, I was always a part of singing groups since childhood.
What were your childhood and teenage days like?
My childhood days are the best memories I have. I grew up in a small town with a population of not more than 3000 then. We stayed near a field where all the kids from the nearby colonies would gather to have fun, play, sing, dance and hang out. By the time I was in high school, I got more into literature and started writing poems to express myself.
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Verus Ferreira is a freelance music journalist for over three decades, contributing articles to various newspapers and magazines. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. Besides being a music aficionado, he is also a photo-journalist. He contributes to Musicunplugged.in. Reach him at E: email@example.com or verusferreira.com