Baraka (rhymes with Erica) May is an in-demand singer for some of
the world's finest composers and performers. She has sung behind
artists such as Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Muse, and Neil Young and
has been featured on stages all over the country, from the
Hollywood Bowl to the Kennedy Center.
In just four years of working in the music industry, Baraka's voice
can be heard in over 40 major motion pictures, tv shows, and
albums, including Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World, Family
Guy, Men in Black III, The Voice, and The Tonight Show. A-List film
composers such as Danny Elfman, John Powell, and Michael Giacchino
have enlisted her talents singing everything from belted gospel to
ethereal soprano to child-like character voices. In 2015, Baraka
shared the stage with Danny Elfman as a featured soloist in The
Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE performing as Sally in Tokyo, Japan
and again as a featured soloist for two sold-out performances at
the Hollywood Bowl.
Baraka's skills as a pianist and versatile vocalist have generated
a variety of jobs for her as a voiceover artist, beat-boxer, music
director, arranger, songwriter, and master teacher. A summa cum
laude graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music, she is regularly
asked to serve as music director, section leader, and work as a
guest clinician within the choral and a cappella community.
For more info, visit Baraka's website at www.barakamay.com