Ninamarie Bell is a Hawai'i-based singer-songwriter penning songs best described as dreamy, drifty folk made for gently stirring the heart, or perhaps as a soundtrack to moments under a soft ray of golden sunlight. Born, raised and residing on Moku o Keawe (Hawai’i island, Kona), Ninamarie approaches art as medicine for personal and collective trauma. Her practice explores healing and reclaiming authenticity in the modern world, and includes many modalities used to slow down and reconnect with the ‘āina, body, mind, and spirit. The songs themselves serve to transmute hidden emotions, bringing them from the shadow of the subconscious into the light of awareness. While her teachers include many indigenous cultural practitioners and artists, her main influences are the whispers of Spirit and ancestors, the yellow birds outside her dining room window, the longing created from the fast pace of current life, and the turquoise blues stretching beyond the jagged lava coastline of home. In her music she speaks to reflective themes begging introspection, a common focal point in her work.