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Shakura S’Aida

Shakura S’Aida, is an international artist whose involvement in the Canadian music scene has been ongoing for the past 20 years, enriching the jazz, blues and classic R&B communities with her soulful voice, enthusiastic personality and commitment to music as an art form.

Whether she’s speaking Swiss-German, French or English, Shakura instantly connects with her audience — and at the same time richly demonstrates the multiculturalism that Canada prides itself on.

Shakura has worked with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Journey, the Steve Miller Band, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Smith and Ruth Brown; she’s sung backup with Patti Labelle, and is equally at home singing material with a Ray Charles tribute band, or presenting a one-woman show of the music of Nina Simone.

She also carried off supporting roles in a number of Canadian-made films, and she was featured in an installment of Flashpoint, a major CTV television series that’s also aired in the U.S.



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