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BARAKA MAY

 STUDIO SINGER     VOCAL DIRECTOR     ARRANGER

 

Baraka is a seasoned session singer for some of the world's most renowned composers and songwriters. Her work includes studio sessions, live performances, voiceover, vocal directing, contracting, transcribing choral charts, and arranging.

Recording on over 300 major films, TV episodes, video games, commercials, and albums, composers and songwriters depend on her keen skills in sight-singing at lightning speed, improvising with confidence and nuance, shifting her tone and style with ease, blending with other singers, and providing authenticity in any style. An in-demand singer, Baraka takes great joy in being vocal clay and is often requested for sound-alikes, accents, and voice matching. 

Baraka enjoys exploring her vocal capabilities with a wide array of projects from animation voices to classical chamber repertoire to pop, gospel, jazz, and celebrity impressions. With passion, drive, and a healthy  dose of perfectionism, Baraka sings with the raw emotion of a storyteller, the precision of a music theory nerd, and the heart of a lifelong learner. 

MOVIES

DEMOS

TV
ALBUMS, VIDEO GAMES, & RECORDINGS
CONCERTS & LIVE EVENTS

The Oscars 2019-2020 Trio singer for Jennifer Hudson; Choral Transcriber for Diane Warren and Chrissy Metz

Grammys 2020 Performing with Billie Eilish

Soloist: The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2018 with Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, and Ken Page

Hans Zimmer LIVE on tour 2017 with Hans Zimmer, Pharrell, and Jacob Collier: Coachella, Las Vegas, San Francisco, LA Live, Santa Barbara, Berkeley, San Diego, Shrine

Video Music Awards, 2017 Live performance with Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars

The Little Mermaid LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl Soloist, dancer, & ensemble

Soloist: Beauty & the Beast LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2018 with Zooey Deschanel, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson, Jane Krakowsky, Kelsey Grammer

Soloist: The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2016 with Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, and Ken Page

Latin Grammys 2020 Spanish singer, small ensemble

Soloist: The Little Mermaid LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2016 with Sara Bareilles, Titus Burgess, Jodi Benson, Rebel Wilson, and John Stamos

Harry Potter LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2016

Featured singer: La La Land in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl 2017

Soloist: The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl 2015 with Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, and Ken Page

Vocal director: Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at the Dolby theater, 2017

Vocal director and performer: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2017 with Weird Al Yankovic, John Stamos, Ingrid Michaelson, Finn Wolfhard, & Elle King

Serengeti - Discovery Channel Premiere Soloist & choir

Dreamworks Animation in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl 2014

Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses in concert at the Dolby Theater, 2016

Featured singer: Hairspray LIVE on NBC 2016 with Kristen Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short, Derek Hough

Theme song to the 2012 Summer Olympics, sung with Muse

Kanye West Opera: Nebuchadnezzar Vocal arranger, director

Soloist: The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE in Concert 2015 with Danny Elfman at the Tokyo International Forum

Soloist: The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE in New York 2017 with Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, and Ken Page

iHeart Radio Music Awards 2020 Choral Transcriber

The music of Danny Elfman from the films of Tim Burton live in concert at the Nokia Theater 2013-2014

Disney Junior Live Dance Party 2018

Center Theater Group 50th Anniversary Gala 2017 Live performance with Jennifer Hudson

The 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016

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NEWS

Hear Baraka's wickedly spooky, sinister lead vocals for the new Hearthstone Darkmoon Faire trailer HERE

Hear Baraka's haunting solo in the official champion theme for League of Legends HERE

Hear Baraka's solos in the original soundtrack for Solo: A Star Wars Story HERE

Hear Baraka perform "Angel Eyes" in one live, unedited take HERE 

 

NEW RELEASES

Now available on Netflix

   and streaming: Finding Ohana, Doug Unplugs, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Gabby's Dollhouse

MAY, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Channel

*  Recording multiple voiceover 

   characters for a new series with Disney

*  Recording voiceover for an upcoming

   video game with Halpnet

*  Vocal contracting and recording small

   ensemble vocals for a new series

   with Disney Channel

*  Recording for a new series with Netflix

APRIL, 2021: 

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo Kpop vocals from home

   for Disney 

*  Recording multiple voiceover 

   characters for a new series with Disney

*  Recording solo yodeling vocals from

   home for FOX 

*  Recording multiple voiceover

   characters for a new series with Go Kid

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*  Recording small group vocals for a

   new single with Ricky Desktop

*  Recording solo & stacked vocals from

   home for an upcoming Nickelodeon

   series

*  Recording English dubbing for Luis

   Miguel on Netlix

MARCH, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Vocal contracting child singers for an

   upcoming Disney Junior show

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals for multiple episodes on an

   animated Netflix series

*  Recording solo and small ensemble

   vocals from home for Hal Leonard

*  Recording solo vocals from home for a

   new Netflix animated series

*  Recording solo & stacked vocals from

   home for a new Netflix film

*  Recording voiceover for a character in

   an upcoming Disney Channel show

FEBRUARY, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Blizzard Entertainment

*  Recording solo Nordic/Celtic vocals for

   Riot Games

*  Recording solo vocals in French for an

   upcoming video game series

*  Recording solo vocals from home for a

   new Netflix film 

*  Recording solo and small ensemble

   vocals from home for Hal Leonard