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BARAKA MAY

 STUDIO SINGER     VOCAL DIRECTOR      VO ACTOR   

 

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 400 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, paying laser-focused attention to details, 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, languages, 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

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Grammys 2020 Performing with Billie Eilish

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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Latin Grammys 2020 Spanish singer, small ensemble

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

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Harry Potter LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl 2016

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

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

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

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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

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Serengeti - Discovery Channel Premiere Soloist & choir

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Dreamworks Animation in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl 2014

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

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

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Theme song to the 2012 Summer Olympics, sung with Muse

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Kanye West Opera: Nebuchadnezzar Vocal arranger, director

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

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

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iHeart Radio Music Awards 2020 Choral Transcriber

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

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Disney Junior Live Dance Party 2018

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

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The 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016

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NEWS

Watch Baraka perform with Danny Elfman in The Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE to Picture HERE

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's featured yodeling in this couch gag for The Simpsons season 32 HERE

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

 

NEW RELEASES

Now available on Netflix

   and streaming: Centaurworld, Encanto, Sing 2, Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas, Home Sweet Home Alone, The Ghost and Molly McGee

JANUARY, 2022:

*  Vocal Directing and arranging for 

   Disney TV Animation

*  Vocal Contracting and directing for 

   The Noel Diary

*  Vocal Contracting and directing for 

   The Boys

*  Vocal Contracting and directing for 

   Dead To Me on Netflix

*  Vocal Contracting and arranging for an

   upcoming film with Netflix

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney TV

   Animation

*  Performing solo & choral vocals at the

   Walt Disney Concert Hall for 

   Symphonic Ellington: Sacred Concerts

   with the LA Philharmonic. Tickets     
   available HERE

DECEMBER, 2021:

* Transcribing vocal charts for The

   Voice  on NBC

*  Recording solo vocals and vocal

   arranging for Disney TV Animation

*  Vocal directing and arranging for The

   Samples for Kanye West's Sunday

   Service 

*  Performing on-camera bgvs for The

   Voice  on NBC

*  Recording small ensemble vocals for 

   Hal Leonard Publishing 

NOVEMBER, 2021:

*  Recording solo vocals and vocal

   arranging for Disney TV Animation

*  Vocal directing for Theme Song

   Takeover with Disney TV Animation

*  Recording solo vocals from home for

   The Ghost and Molly McGee

*  Recording solo vocals and vocal

   arranging for Disney TV Animation

*  Vocal directing and arranging for The

   Samples for Kanye West's Sunday

   Service 

*  Vocal directing for Broken Karaoke 

   with Disney TV Animation

*  Recording solo voice matching for a

   new series with Netflix

*  Recording small ensemble character

   vocals for an upcoming film with Netflix​

*  Recording solo and bgvs for Baby

   Shark on Nickelodeon

*  Performing on-camera bgvs for The

   Voice  on NBC

*  Recording small ensemble bgvs and

   arranging for Home Economics on ABC

*  Vocal Contracting and directing a kids

   choir for several episodes of Dead To

   Me on Netflix

OCTOBER, 2021:

*  Performing solo vocals for The

   Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE to

   Picture with Danny Elfman, Billie Eilish,

   Weird Al Yankovich, Ken Page, and
   more at the Banc of California Stadium

*  Recording small ensemble choral

   vocals for upcoming Disney film,

   Encanto

*  Recording multiple VO characters for a

   new video game with Marc Graue

   Studios

*  Recording solo vocals from home for

   The Ghost and Molly McGee

*  Recording solo vocals and vocal

   arranging for Disney TV Animation

*  Recording VO for R.L. Stine's Story

   Club

*  Performing Final Fantasy VII LIVE with

   choir and orchestra at LA LIVE

*  Recording solo and bgvs for Baby

   Shark on Nickelodeon