Nadirah Shakoor is an American vocalist, best known for her work in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, which she joined in 1995, and is still touring with it as the featured female vocalist. "Nod to the Storyteller" is Nadirah's tribute to Jimmy Buffett, who for the last 13 years has featured her as part of his show. Prior to that, she was the female vocalist of the hip-hop group Arrested Development, of which she was a member from 1993 until 1995. She was nominated for a Grammy Award for its second album, Zingalamaduni. Nadirah was also featured in Arrested Development's Unplugged DVD and album. She also toured or recorded with Madonna, Al Jarreau, Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones, Jasmine Guy, Howard Hewit and others.