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Amikaeyla

The ten selections on Being in Love, singer-songwriter Amikaeyla’s latest CD, are both spiritually uplifting and soothing to the soul. They are in many ways an extension of her years of experience in a wide variety of musical genres from around the world and her use of music as a healing force as Executive Director of the Oakland, California–based International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI).

Recorded in both Washington, DC and Oakland, Being in Love finds Amikaeyla surrounded by an all-star cast of world-class musicians. Members of Trio Globo—pianist, harmonica virtuoso, and pennywhistle blower Howard Levy, cellist Eugene Friesen, and percussionist Glen Velez—are present, individually and together, on all but one of the songs. Other contributors include bassist Esperanza Spalding, percussionists Sheila E., her brother Peter Michael Escovedo, John Santos, and Michael Spiro, guitarists Ray Obiedo and Theresa Perez, and singing percussionist Linda Tillery.

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“...an innate ability to interpret and convey her musical objectives with such infinite 
grace and authenticity...” 
Jayne Sanchez - KCSM FM 91 Jazz Oasis

“..one of the purest contemporary voices...” National Public Radio

“Amikaeyla’s voice is like listening to velvet waterfalls...”
MTV

“An amazing and magical performer!”
Pete Seeger

“...best of all, Amikaeyla’s voice, 
sinuous and spirited by turns...” Mike Joyce, Washington Post

“beautiful singing and flawless production...” -Mal Sharpe, KCSM

Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

OAKLAND, CA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

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Discography

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