Dota Kehr (Germany)
Dota Kehr is a singer-songwriter from Berlin. She began playing music at a young age, busking in public markets. After she discovered a cassette tape of Elis Regina and Tom Jobim that was left by her Brazilian babysitter, an adoration of bossa nova music began which still influences her music today.
Dota has gone on to produce nearly twenty albums, most self-published under her own record label Kleingeldprinzessin (“Pocket-Change Princess Records”). Her recording career was been broken up between living in Germany, Brazil and Ecuador. She was performed all over Europe, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
With her topical, critical texts delivered in often rapid flowing rhythm and sound influenced by Bossa Nova and Jazz, the singer has amassed a following in the German-speaking music world and beyond.