Dara Carter is a native of Georgia. She captures the attention of audiences with her piercing voice and magnetic spirit. Her music has the ability to inspire and heal, something this world needs right now. Dara started her music career at three-years-old with classical piano lessons at RPM Studios. From there she began singing and wrote her first song at the age of eight. At fifteen, Dara performed at the historic Apollo Theater in New York twice. Since then she has been traveling around the country spreading her sound. Dara performed with and studied under some of the greats such as Phil Davis, Sean Michael Rae, Dan Wilson, Jacob Slichter, Speech of Arrested Development, Julie Dexter, and more. While classical and jazz training has pulled on her for many years of her career, Dara has settled into her own unique style. Her music is genre-free with the consistency of her soulfully cinematic touch. Dara has been featured on "Closer Look" with Rose Scott on WABE, Atlanta's NPR Station, "Hot Talk" with Jill Tracey on Miami's Hot 105, Jezebel Magazine, Raheem with WCLK and more. She has performed at notable venues including Harvard University and the White House for then president Barack Obama.
Dara Carter is also a philanthropist in the making. She aims to give back to her community with a concentration on anti-bullying. As a senior in high school she created a school-wide program called S.C.A.B (Schools against bullying). She has also been in leadership positions in her community including the president of her N.A.A.C.P youth chapter and M.A.D. Dara has had the opportunity to perform at many benefit banquets, caucuses, and honor ceremonies such as the N.A.A.C.P honorary banquet for Ted Turner as well as one for Congressman John Lewis. She has also been given the opportunity to perform for the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and the Women's Democratic Caucus in Georgia, all before graduating high school.
Dara Carter is also a model and will be presenting product in that field very soon. Her academic study is in graphic design and she has created many of her own graphics including her logo and many of her flyers and performance graphics. Dara Carter is a multi-talented phenom and plans to use her art to trailblaze an era of self-discovery, tolerance, and love.
Dara had just released her debut album "The Gem In I" (in stores now) and is now working on her second album. With both albums she aims to break the ideal that music must be categorized. In doing so, she expects to be able to reach people from all parts of the spectrum. She believes that in allowing her musicality to move freely she can touch people from every part of the world. Join Dara in her journey to make an irreversible mark on this world.
Dara was also a member of Atlanta's stereotype shattering all black woman rock band, The Txlips and has performed around the country at notable events such as Girls Rock and Afropunk.