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About the Singer

Laka, pronounced “Lay-ka” has performed professionally since 2016. Her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, James Brown, Etta James, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers. Although drawn to soul, blues, and jazz genres, Laka loves to get a crowd moving to pop and hip-hop tunes as well. The energetic soul singer performs at a variety of St. Louis venues with an acoustic duo or full band. Commonly referred to as dynamite, many are surprised by the power that her voice projects.

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BroadwayWorld St. Louis

Her versatility allows her to span a century of music performing gospel, jazz, blues, R&B, and rock-and-roll. When she rips into the Music of Tina Turner, Fontella Bass and Ann Peebles at the beginning of the second act, her vocals blow the roof off the theater.