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YAKIRA

A Passionate Musician

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist,
Yakira has earned their reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer.
From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Yakira continues to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.
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BIOGRAPHY

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YAKIRA – Lead Vocalist/Percussionist/Writer of Lyrics and Music:  
Born in New Orleans, La., raised in Los Angeles, California.  Yakira have been singing since the tender age of 5 years old.  Born into a musical family, Yakira was easily influenced by her Dad and uncle who sang and played the piano. Her grandfather also played piano while her grandmother would sing at every house party and family gathering.  Later on, her grandmother appeared on the TV Show “Sanford and Son’s.”  Yakira has trained as a classical pianist when she was in grammar school.  Later on, she became one of Atlanta’s most desired “Vocal Instructor.”  Worked with such artist as:  Bobby Valentino, Mista, Sam Salter, Usher, A Few Good Men, Virgo and Blaque, just to name a few.  Yakira has performed and been on tour with various artist such as: Tom Browne, Ronnie Laws, Elouise Laws, The Brother’s Johnson, Cherrelle, Jean Carn, Randy Crawford, Michael Henderson, Switch, Marion Meadows, Midnight Starr, Heatwave, Ohio Players, Cameo, Brick, Slave, Morris Day, Debbie Allen and many more.  She is the cousin of the Multi-Platinum Grammy Artist, “The Brothers Johnson.”  
She later recorded a Duet with “Aaron Neville” in 1998, which was Produced by “Marc Nelson” a former member of the recording Group “Az Yet,” and former member of the Group “Boyz To Men.” This album was joined with other Artist such as Linda Rodstad, Roberta Flack, Tony Rich and Producer Kenny "Baby Face" Edmonds.  She also recorded with the famous Country Singer, “Garth Brooks” on his “World Peace Song.”  
Yakira has currently released her single, “Come Let’s Ride” through “Distrokid” which distributes music through every music streaming site nationwide including; Spodify, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube etc.,  She aslo plays with a well known band in Vegas called, “Tre’sure and Dreamstone” as a backup singer/percussionist.
Quote: “My passion and desire is singing inspirational songs that will inspire and uplift the Spirit.  I’m on a mission to share my gift with the world, with hopes of making a difference in someone’s life.”