Harlem has produced many artists over the years. To be honest, it seems if you’re born and/or raised here you inevitably end up with some creativity in your blood. Born in Harlem Hospital and raised in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, MiKA received a double, triple, quadruple dose of said creativity, with copious amounts of talent thrown in for good measure.
Having performed at 7,000 Harlem Day events, as well as sold-out shows at numerous venues throughout the city, MiKA is set to release her debut album, Confirmations, in August, and with demand reaching a fever pitch from her devoted fans, she’s opted to do a listening party and short show (with full band, guest starring renowned flautist Monet) Saturday (July 10th) night at Billie’s Black (271 West 119th Street) at 8PM. The song list will include her recently-released single “Without You,” as well as her summer anthem, “Summer Love.”
MiKA recently made headlines in the independent music community when she was the featured artist for the song (and accompanying video for) “Promise,” released by spoken word artist Sabrina Gilbert. It’s a sensual groove that perfectly showcases MiKA’s gorgeous vocal abilities.