WRITING

Baraka has been commissioned to write a variety of original songs and arrangements - from pop songs for TV placements to competitive show-choir arrangements (featured on Oprah) to love songs for weddings and worship songs for her church. She is influenced by jazz and soul music and loves collaborating with other writers and producers.  

 

ORIGINALS

Writing styles include pop, r&b, contemporary christian, soul, commercial, jingle

ARRANGEMENTS

Existing arrangements can be licensed and/or adapted for a fee. 

 

Contemporary a cappella 

Sugar, We're Going Down - Fall Out Boy

Brave - Sara Bareilles 

Comes Love - Ella Fitzgerald

Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence

Down to the River to Pray - Alison Krauss 

This is Halloween - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Because - The Beatles 

Sister Kate - The Ditty Bops

Bluebird - Sara Bareilles

Try - Colbie Caillet 

Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri 

I'm Gonna Be - The Proclaimers

Only Hope - Switchfoot

Heavenly Day - Patty Griffin

The Voice Within - Christina Aguilera 

Killer Queen - Queen 

Madness - Muse 

Mr. Brightside - The Killers 

Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard 

Don't let the sun catch you crying - Gerry and the Peacemakers

Pure Imagination

Mama 

I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me - Expose 

 

40s, 50s, 60s a cappella

Sing Sing Sing 

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Choo Choo Ch' Boogie

Take the A Train

Accentuate the Positive 

In the Mood  

 

Christmas a cappella

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Snow

The First Noel

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Jingle Bells

Let it Snow

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy 

Hine Ma Tov

O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O Holy Night 

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

What Child is This

 

Choir with piano, bass, guitar

I am woman - Jordan Sparks 

Journey Medley - Journey

Coldplay Medley - Coldplay

We Will Rock You - Queen 

Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N' Roses

Let me Entertain You - Robbie Williams

Viva La Vida - Coldplay 

Mercy - Duffy 

Fall Down - Toad the Wet Sprocket

This Ain't A Scene - Fall Out Boy 

Vogue (featured on Oprah's "Glee" episode 2010) - Madonna

Saint Elmo's Fire - from Saint Elmo's Fire

I Know a Place - Petula Clark 

Rush - Aly & AJ

Rio - Duran Duran

Take Me in Your Arms - Doobie Brothers

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses 

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd 

Practically Perfect - Marry Poppins 

Aha - Imogen Heap

Lovin' is Really My Game - Brainstorm

 

Christian

A Christmas Alleluia 

All Glory be to Christ 

All the Poor and Powerless - All Sons and Daughters

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) - Chris Tomlin

At the River - Aaron Copland

Be Enthroned - Bethel

Be Thou My Vision - hymn 

Because of Your Love - Phil Wickham 

Before the Throne - hymn 

Break Every Chain - hymn 

Brokenness Aside - All Sons and Daughters 

By the Mark

Called Me Higher - All Sons and Daughters

Closer - Bethel

Closer to Your Heart

Glorious Day -Passion

God With Us - All Sons and Daughters

Great Are You Lord - All Sons and Daughters

House of God Forever - Jon Foreman

How Can it Be - Reality LA

How Great Thou Art - hymn

I Surrender All - hymn

I Will Exalt You - Hillsong United 

King of My Heart - Bethel 

Manifesto 

Mercy - Bethel 

Nothing is Holding Me Back - All Sons and Daughters

Oceans - Hillsong 

Our Father - Bethel

Praise to the Lord the Almighty - hymn

Praise the Invisible - Harvest

Reckless Love

Rising Sun - All Sons and Daughters

Satisfied In You (Psalm 42) - The Sing Team

Sons and Daughters - North Point

The Stand - Hillsong 

Take Heart - Hillsong United 

This is Our God 

This Train is Bound for Glory - hymn

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus - Page CXVI

We the Redeemed - Hillsong United

What a Beautiful Name - Hillsong

White as snow - Jon Foreman

You Hold it All Together - All Sons and Daughters

Your Glory - All Sons and Daughters

Your Love Never Fails

You're Beautiful Phil Wickam 

 

DEMOS

NEWS

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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 

FEBRUARY, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney

   Junior

*  Performing on camera vocals 

   for Songland on NBC

*  Writing the choral transcription for "I'm

   Standing With You" for the 2020

   Oscars with Diane Warren and Chrissy

   Metz

*  Writing the choral transcription for a   

   new song performed on Ellen 

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 

*  Performing works by Philip Glass

   with Jacaranda 

JANUARY, 2020:

*  Performing and recording for the 2020

   Grammys with Billie Eilish

*  Recording group vocals for an

   upcoming Disney film

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney

   Junior

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney

   Plus

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 

*  Recording solo vocals for an upcoming

   animated Netflix film, multiple

   characters

*  Performing with LA Choral Lab 

*  Performing for the Society of Lyricists

   and Composers Awards Show

*  Performing video game music

   from NieR in concert at the Microsoft

   Theater

DECEMBER, 2019:

*  Performing with Danny Elfman in

   London, Dublin, & Glasgow for The

   Nightmare Before Christmas LIVE

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney XD

*  Recording character vocals for a new

   animated series with Netflix

*  Recording KPOP solo vocals for Disney

   Junior 

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for an upcoming musical by Roger

   Emerson

NOVEMBER, 2019:

*  Recording for several parades with

   Disney  and NBC Universal

*  Vocal contracting for Princess

   Cruiselines 

*  Writing vocal arrangements and choral

   directing The Samples

*  Recording for Universal Studios

*  Recording solo vocals for an upcoming

   series with CBS

*  Recording solo vocals for a new series

   with Disney Junior

*  Recording for the Macy's Thanksgiving

   Day Parade 

*  Performing Assassin' s Creed LIVE at

   the Dolby Theatre

*  Recording for a new Netflix series

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