is a young Moroccan singer-songwriter.
She was born and raised in El Jadida, Morocco where she attended Groupe
Scolaire l'Ange Bleu before moving to New York, USA to complete her
studies. She holds a bachelors degree in
Business Administration and Marketing and communication, and is currently
completing her MBA in Marketing at Brooklyn College, New York. Kaoutar was awarded several scholarships for
her academic excellence and leadership achievements.
wonders of music ignited in Kaoutar a passion for singing and songwriting since
early childhood. In 2009, she was chosen
among hundreds of applicants to participate in the Middle Eastern singing
competition "Star Academy Arab" but could not partake in the final competitions
due to her residency overseas. Fueled by
her passion for singing and songwriting, Kaoutar persisted. She continued to write songs in different
languages including Arabic, French, and English. Eventually, she released her first Moroccan
single, which she wrote herself, entitled "Hobak Dayaa", thereby turning
her dream into reality.
rare that a Moroccan artist releases a single in Moroccan dialect because it is
very difficult to market it to the Middle-East. Fortunately for Kaoutar, "Hobak
Dayaa" was a great success so much so that it afforded her media
blitz. She appeared as a guest in
various radio shows in Morocco including Casa FM, Shada FM, Radio Mars, Radio
Plus, Med Radio, Radio Atlantic, and Sawt Almoghtaribin Al 3arab. Not only that but she also appeared in many
TV shows including Sabahiyat 2M, Massar 2M, Channel 4 Ma3a Taroub, and 100% Chabab.
Furthermore, in october2012, Kaoutar appeared
as a cover Star for Khabar 3ajel and Najma, two of Lebanonís more popular
magazines. Recently, she released a music
video, which was shot in New York by an American director, for her popular
first albumís title track, Nta li bghit.
the success of Nta Li Bghit, released on July 2012, Kaoutar continued to write
and compose songs in Moroccan dialect and has recently released a House style
Moroccan song entitled "Romeo".
has a pool of songs, both in Moroccan and in English, to draw from, and is
currently working on the release of a second album with tracks in Moroccan,
Khaleeji , and Enlgish.