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Malyka Sankofa

Malyka’s family and friends call her “Songbird!”

Malyka Sankofa grew up in a household filled with music, and is passionate about Jazz, and all music with a positive message.

Her earliest exposures came from her father and his three brothers, who had a Latin percussion band, which often practiced in her home.

She was a music major in high school and sang in her school’s concert and gospel choirs. During college, she sang in a local band that opened for Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds, and B.B. King.

She went on to sing lead for a band that performed in Caesars, Tropicana and Playboy Clubs throughout the country.

Malyka has participated regularly in musical and stage productions since her early childhood.She has a special affinity for Jazz standards, and loves every opportunity to make great music!

Malyka will have you tapping in your seats and on your feet as she takes you down memory lane with hits from:

  • Great Ladies of Jazz

Women have contributed throughout the many eras of jazz history. Malyka Sankofa brings her sultry style to perform hits made popular by vocalists such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee and Nina Simone. Malyka’s powerful and heartfelt song stylings showcase her positive approach to music, and to life. Her uplifting presence is contagious and inspirational!

  • Broadway’s Best

Some of the most beautiful songs come from Broadway musical. Listen and enjoy, as Malyka Sankofa performs songs that highlight Broadway at its best.

  • Memorable Movie Classics

What’s a great movie without a great song? Snap your fingers and sing along as Malyka Sankofa recaptures the great movie songs of the last century.

  • The Songbird’s American Songbook

Malyka will inspire great feelings as she takes you down memory lane with some of the greatest standard tunes written by composers such as Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rogers and more.

  • The Seasons of Love Songs

How many songs have been inspired by time? “Moonlight in Vermont”, “It Might As Well Be Spring”, “April Love”, “Summertime”, “Try to Remember”, and “September Song” are just a few of the wonderful tunes that reflect on seasons and the passage of time. Join Malyka Sankofa as she revives loving memories sure to touch you, bring back happy memories, and entertain!

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