They say that sometimes it is in your lowest point in life, or your nadir, that you find clarity and strength to rise again from what once was, and manifest a greater tomorrow. Thus, in 2015, Nadir’s journey as a band began. Like its Malay translation (rare), the band strives to make music that is rare and unique, combining different life experiences and emotions together with explosive crowd-chanting energy on stage, manifested in the colourful plethora of sounds and languages from various cultures in Malaysia and around the world.
This 8 piece band operates as a family with fluid lineup of regular featured musicians playing a wide variety of instruments such as Sitar, Violin, Gambus, Bagpipes, Erhu, Yangqin and many more. In 2017, Nadir went on tour in Cambodia and performed to 10000+ people at The Cambodian Water Festival in Phnom Penh and collaborated with Cambodian superstar Laura Mam, with a single due for release internationally in 2019.