Naima Faraò is a singer and composer based in Milan with an artistic background spanning music and visual arts. Active in the independent scene for over a decade, she moves in the sphere of alternative soul and new jazz influences. She is close to the release her debut solo album, featuring original tracks that reflect her ongoing vocal exploration. These songs are characterized by experimental songwriting, combined with an interest in vocal timbre research and a focus on unconventional structures and metrics. 

She has been the front woman and founder of the alternative soul collective Black Beat Movement, a band that shared stages with internationally renowned artists including De la Soul, Alpha Blondy, Julian Marley, Hiatus Kaiyote, Luciano, The Coup, Zion Train, Africa Unite, The Bloody Beetroots, and many others.
Naima is a member of the Artchipel Orchestra, defined as one of the most creative realities of the Italian jazz scene, winner of the Top Jazz award as best ensemble in 2012, 2017, and 2022.
She is also the alto of the vocal sextet Elephant Claps, an original project that explores multiple soundscapes with the only use of voice and body, winner of several awards in Italy and abroad. 


SHOWS 2023
21/01  Elephant Claps – BIKO, Milano
03/02 Soul Circus – BIKO, Milano
01/04 Rootical Foundation – FESTA DELLA MUSICA, Mendrisio
02/04 Naima Faraò 4et – GARAGE MOULINSKI, Milano
14/04 Elephant Claps – INK CLUB, Bergamo
01/05 Rootical Foundation – FESTA PRIMO MAGGIO, Cologne (BS)
02/05 Elephant Claps – MOSSO, Milano
14/05 Artchipel Orchestra – BLUE NOTE, Milano
27/05 Rootical Foundation – BEER BANG, Erba (CO)
16/06 Naima Faraò 4et – W/FESSTIVAL, Pesaro
25/06 Elephant Claps – BUGS FESTIVAL, Milano
30/06 Naima Faraò 4et – CASTELLETTO MUSIC GARDEN, Sett. M.se
06/07 Naima Faraò 4et – RIBALTA BARONA, Milano
08/07 Rootical Foundation – TACABANDA, Lurago Marinone (CO)
10/07 Artchipel Orchestra & J. Coe – JAZZ ON THE ROAD, Brescia
13/07 Elephant Claps – LET’S SUMMER, Paderno Dugnano (MI)
16/07 Elephant Claps – MUSICA LIBERA, Angera (VA)
20/07 Naima Faraò 4et – MAKE MUSIC, Montescudaio (PT)
21/07 Rootical Foundation – MAGNETE, Milano
03/09 Rootical Foundation – RAGGA MURI, Torino
28/10 Artchipel Orchestra – TEATRO ROBERTO DE SILVA, Rho (MI)
29/10 Elephant Claps – BLUE NOTE, Milano
04/11 Elephant Claps – TEDx, Lecco
09/11 Elephant Claps – MONCALIERI JAZZ FESTIVAL, Moncalieri (TO)
17/11 Naima Faraò 4et – BAR CERVO, Bellinzona