National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Québec), K1P 5W1
Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, when she earned the runner-up position, competing against more than 100 bands from more than 20 different countries. The success of that win has taken Shakura to almost 30 countries in the past 10 years. Shakura S’Aida has been consistently thrilling audiences with her powerful pipes for years, most recently as a guest host on CBC Radio 2’s Weekend Morning and Tonic. As a veteran of the international music scene, she’s performed both as a featured artist with musicians like Jimmy Smith, Lee Oskar (WAR), Bettye LaVette and Keb Mo’, as well as an award winning solo artist. After a 6 year hiatus, Shakura is back in the studio; this time with co-producers Donna Grantis (Prince/3rd Eye Girl), Keb’ Mo’, Lance Anderson (Oscar Peterson) and Roger Costa (Jeff Healey). The new album will feature collaborations with international artists including Eric Gales...