“I am truly blessed by all the incredible opportunities I have had,” says Canadian vocal powerhouse Shakura S’Aida. “My life has been filled with amazing adventures and I can’t wait to see what happens next!” Such is the story of this free spirited, multi-award winning entertainer’s ascension into one of this country’s most beloved and in demand vocal performers.
Shakura’s long-simmering career first moved into high gear in 2008, after a triumphant trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Competing against more than 100 other artists from around the world, she earned the runner-up title and put the world on notice, that there was a new voice in town. Ever since, she has been moving from strength to strength, releasing three critically acclaimed albums, and racking up a wide array of awards and accolades.
Wherever she performs, Shakura truly owns the stage. Her warm and welcoming personality, dazzling visual style, and truly remarkable voice, take audiences on a sublime and soulful journey that lingers on, long after the lights have dimmed. Having toured extensively throughout North America and across Europe, she’s an artist who never stops exploring her muse. Ever searching for the next great song, and the next audience to sing it to.