I would like to introduce a wonderful talent. Her name is Zemrah. She is performing in concert at Prairie State College, on Saturday October 22. Tickets are $30. Call 318-ZEMARAH Or 318 936 7241.
Q: How did you start singing?
A: I started singing in church at the age of 8 years old like most black singers. I sung in Sunday School at the First Church of Deliverance.
Q: Where has your singing career taken you?
A: I am now living my dream. I allowed work to get in the way.
Q: Tell me about your new CD.
A: I am excited. The new CD, Very Irresistible, is a remix and will be introduced the evening of the concert, October 22.I also have new mangement. I have been singing for many years and now I am looking for super clubs and high end venues. I want to travel with my concert. I hope to make the concert an annual event. I am happy about the future of my music. I see great things happening. Its been a sweet ride.
Q: Tell me about your concert, "Here's to Life"
A: I love the song, which was done by the late Shirley Horn. They lyrics are great. People feel at a certain age, they have to stop. I know that is not true. All of us have gifts. I have not had vocal training, but I can sing. You make what ever happen, happen. I am now making it happen for me. Joining me as host for the show, is. Reginald Torian, lead singer of The Impressions. His presence and experience brings a wonderful flavor to the evening.
Q: What do you communicate through your music?
A: Jazz is back and you don't have to listen to screaming and hollering to get a message across. My music is smooth, sensual and war. I like being laid back. I like lyrics, because lyrics have a message. Jazz has a message. I might take a contemporary song and jazz it up.
Q: How would you describe your music?
A Smooth and sultry.
Q: Who is your favorite singer?
A: Nancy Wilson, without a shadow of a doubt. I opened for her about four years ago at the Country Club Hills venue.