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BARAKA MAY

 VOCALIST    CONTRACTOR   DIRECTOR   VOICEOVER   

Baraka is an in-demand vocalist for some of the world's most renowned composers & songwriters. Her work includes studio sessions, voiceover, directing, contracting, choral conducting, transcribing, arranging, coaching, and live performances.

Recording on over 400 films, TV shows, video games, commercials, and albums, the industry's top 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 seamlessly, and providing authenticity in any style.

A featured singer on multiple OSCAR and GRAMMY-winning works, Baraka has become a secret weapon of sorts for many of the industry's leading creatives. She takes great joy in being vocal clay and is often requested for sound-alikes, languages, accents, and niche vocal styles.

Recording daily from her home studio or in studios throughout Los Angeles, Baraka enjoys exploring her vocal capabilities singing a wide array of styles, including character voices, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, celebrity impressions, rap, theater, and music from around the world.  

 

FILMS

DEMOS

TV
ARTISTS
VIDEO GAMES, SOUNDTRACKS, MULTI-MEDIA RECORDINGS
CONCERTS & LIVE EVENTS

The Oscars 2019: Trio singer for Jennifer Hudson 2020: Choral Transcriber for Diane Warren and Chrissy Metz 2022: In Memoriam gospel choir performer

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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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Coachella 2022 Danny Elfman Soprano

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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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Coachella 2017 Hans Zimmer Alto

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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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Stagecoach 2022 Carrie Underwood

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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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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 

JUNE, 2022:

*  Vocal contracting an upcoming horror

   film for Sony Pictures

*  Recording solo kid vocals for a new

   film with Netflix

*  Recording featured vocals for an

   upcoming holiday film with Netflix

*  Vocal contracting for Carnival Row

   on Amazon Prime

*  Directing the LA Choral Lab in concert

   on June 25th. Tickets HERE

*  Vocal Directing and contracting child

   soloists for a new animated series

   with Netflix

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals for an upcoming musical

   with Matthew Wilder

*  Recording choral vocals for an

   upcoming film with Paramount

MAY, 2022:

*  Vocal Directing and arranging for 

   Disney TV Animation

*  Vocal Directing and contracting for a

   new animated series with Netflix

*  Recording small ensemble vocals

   for The Clauses 

*  Recording choral vocals for an

   upcoming film with Universal Pictures 

*  Recording VO for an upcoming

   animated series with Nickelodeon

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals for Holland America Cruiselines

*  Vocal Directing and arranging for an

   upcoming holiday film with Netflix