Omnia Azar’s music defies categories. Her poignant lyrics and vibrant sounds incorporate elements of jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, and R&B and her stage presence and unique vocals have made her a standout, both in Baltimore and beyond. Originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan, Azar is a Baltimore-based singer, songwriter, and arranger of music.
Along with working on her own music, Azar loves to collaborate with other musicians, recently as the featured vocalist and arranger of Kariz Marcel’s song “Pokemongo.” Azar has shared the stage with Chico Debarge, Sunshine Anderson, Dwele, and Avery Sunshine and worked on projects and showcases with artists including Navasha Daya, Blaqstarr, Meagan McNeal, Osiris Azar, Yolanda Lavendar, and DC and III Conscious.
Her self-titled EP from 2017 can be found at Bandcamp, and listening to her work is a testament to her stated mission: “To inspire the masses with her music, spreading a message of Light, Love, Peace, Truth, Freedom, and Growth.”
This interview and photoshoot were conducted in person before COVID-19 shutdowns, with additions via email over the past few months.