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In 2004 Makeda (formerly known as the Artist Marcia Taylor) recorded her debut CD “In Your Honour”. The CD was dedicated to the Health Care Workers who battled, became ill or died from SARS. The CD sold over 600 copies in two weeks without having commercial distribution. The CD received radio play on CBC and was showcased on a CBC Television spots during Nurses’ week 2004. A number of Nursing organizations have used the song in power point presentations to recognize their staff.
"In Your Honour" re-released, Support Our Troops version. Over 200 copies sold on November 10th at Union Station in Toronto.



Makeda Bio - The Journey continues…

Born in Birmingham England to Jamaican parents, an immigrant to Canada within her first year of life, Makeda has taken her time to develop her unique sound. Having fostered her talents from childhood in a Gospel setting, she is a seasoned vocalist with over thirty years experience. As a talented writer, composer and producer, Makeda regards her music as a melting pot of various musical genres and influences. Her songs value diversity and embrace a multi-cultural sound. Makeda is a gifted pianist and also performs capably on rhythm guitar. In 2004 Makeda (formerly known as the artist Marcia Taylor) released her first CD "In Your Honour". The CD was dedicated to the health care workers who battled the SARS epidemic. As the song "In Your Honour" conveys a broader message about supporting those who go above and beyond the call of duty, Makeda has just negotiated a distribution deal to re-release the CD in support of Canadian and American troops engaged in peacekeeping missions and international conflicts.

Makeda is currently in the final process of completing her CD project "Destiny". As a Producer, she has captured stellar performances from session players Michael Occhipinti (Juno Award Winning Guitarist), Fergus Marsh (formerly bass player for Bruce Cockburn) and Al Cross (former drummer for the iconic band Big Sugar). Makeda has already recorded preliminary tracks for her next project which has Jazz and Blues flavours.

Makeda owns Q-Sheba Sound, an Independent Record Label/Music Consulting Company. As an active member of key music industry professional associations, she has networked and gained the inside track when it comes to negotiating the challenging curves of a very complex industry. In order to give back to her community and the music industry, Makeda mentors troubled youth in her recording studio and financially invests in gifted artists who have not been given a “break” by the industry. As philanthropist, she donates ten percent of all revenues from CD sales/promotional items to charitable organizations she partners with. Q-Sheba Sound is conducting research about the Canadian Music Industry in preparation for a short documentary revealing the opportunities and challenges facing independent Canadian Artists as a result of technological advances in the industry.