Born in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Switzerland. A long-time Canadian who lives in Toronto. That’s Shakura S’Aida, a truly international artist whose involvement in the Canadian music scene has been ongoing for the almost 25 years. Along the way, she has enriched the jazz, blues and classic R&B communities with her soulful voice, enthusiastic personality and commitment to her deep soul music.
Above all, she seems to love what she’s does. She’s engaging, vivacious, exciting and has the ability to touch your soul. Her soaring voice is both effortless and graceful as it comes to bear on a set of essential contemporary blues that explores soul, funk, gospel with a stripped down rocky edge.