Coral Reefer Band

Nadirah Shakoor

Nadirah was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. When she was six years old, she said to her mother, “I’m going to be like Diana Ross!” She’s been singing ever since.

She grew up around music. Her father sang, played guitar and trumpet. He was always very supportive and encouraged her to pursue her dreams. L.A. was a great place for an aspiring singer. She worked hard and soon found herself singing background on records and tours. She’s toured and/or recorded with Janet Jackson, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Phyllis Hyman, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Howard Hewitt, among others.

In 1992, she was a member of the Hip Hop group, Arrested Development, who won a Grammy for best new artist the next year. She joined Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band during the 1995 Domino College tour.

Her debut CD “Soul Power” was produced by Speech, and her next two projects, “Nadirah Songs” and “Obsessed With Peace Vol. I” were released independently.

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Album Credits (Jimmy Buffett albums)
Year Album Title Credit Notes
1996 Banana Wind Vocals
1996 Christmas Island Vocals
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Vocals, Shelia, Lorna
1999 Beach House on the Moon Vocals
1999 Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Vocals
2002 Far Side Of The World Vocals
2003 Meet Me In Margaritaville Vocals
2003 Live in Auburn, WA Vocals
2003 Live in Las Vegas, NV Vocals
2004 Live in Mansfield, MA Vocals
2004 Live in Cincinnati, OH Vocals
2004 License to Chill Background Vocals
2005 Live In Hawaii Vocals
2005 Live at Fenway Park Vocals
2006 Take the Weather With You Vocals
2007 Live at Texas Stadium Vocals Coral Reefer Band
2007 Live in Anguilla Vocals

Tours (with the Coral Reefer Band)
Year Tour Name Credit Notes
1995 Domino College Tour Vocals
1996 Banana Wind Tour Vocals
1997 Havana Daydreamin’ Tour Vocals
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Tour Vocals
1999 Beach House On The Moon Tour Vocals
2000 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Tour Vocals
2001 A Beach Odyssey Tour Vocals
2002 Far Side of the World Tour Vocals
2003 Tiki Time Tour Vocals
2004 License To Chill Tour Vocals
2005 A Salty Piece Of Land Tour Vocals
2006 Party At The End Of The World Tour Vocals
2007 Bama Breeze Tour Vocals
2008 The Year of Still Here Tour Vocals
2009 Summerzcool Tour Vocals
Special Appearances
Date Show Info Credit Notes

Solo and Other Albums

Year Album Title  
Nod to the Storyteller
Obsessed With Peace Vol 1
Nadirah Songs