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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
Band R&B Soul


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"Okayplayer Stone Mecca"

“On the album’s [Stone Mecca: First Contact] closer, “In Love”, vocalist Salakida offers her dynamic vocal ability to the song …. This could prove to be the album’s best track as far as performance, production and lyrics.”
-D.L. Chandler, Okayplayer
- Okayplayer

"Later in Decatur"

"...singer Salakida, packing a big voice in a little body performing acoustic guitar-accompanied tales of everyday doldrums' escape with a sound between Tracy Chapman and India.Arie. " - Creative Loafing

"Earwax- In Your Ear"

Wow! With a sound she calls ‘Blippie Funk’ (Black Hippie Funk), Salakida is definitely onto something. The Oakland native/Atlanta transplant gives us a glimpse into her soul, with her voice and guitar, in a refreshingly frank manner. She takes you from the slow, hot groove of ‘Strugglin’’ to the funky joints like ‘Getting’ Wit U’ and ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’. Personally, I feel that the 2 strongest cuts are ‘Good Woman’ and ‘Sick Days’ (which most people will be able to relate to very strongly!) Like most of us, she is striving to get ahead in life, but in the meantime, she has to work her 9-5. In the chorus she says, "..I’m gonna use up all my sick days, until I can leave this place behind, gonna take a paid vacation in my mind, ‘til it’s time." No doubt, sentiments that most of us experience on a daily basis. As I listen to the album over and over, I can’t say enough good things about this beautiful, young songstress. (4.8 Crates) - Earwax Records

"Salakida Kali"

Though Kali could safely rely on her gorgeous, sultry vocals, she's gone for a more ambitious sound, the self-coined "blippie funk." Crossing the instrumental hip-hop beats of her native Oakland with the deep soul of her adopted home of Atlanta, this glowing R&B hybrid recalls india.arie and Jaguar, but also moves beyond them. -


"A well structuresd, well produced and delivered album, but most of all it’s the vocals that I love. Lets hope the next one isn’t too far away."

- Life and Soul Promotions, UK

"Salakida: A Brown Girl Who 's Making Colorful Music"

The perfect soundtrack to relaxing on a sunny afternoon with a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade. The perfect backdrop for a road trip with the top down, feeling the breeze. Singer/Songwriter, Salakida-- pronounced [sah-lah-kee-dah], provides that soothing sound that complements relaxation. Whether it’s the sound of her acoustic guitar or her sweet, yet strong voice, you’ll vibe out to Salakida, leaving your cares behind. - Brown Gurl Magazine


The Resurrection, 2010
Stone Mecca: First Contact, 2008 LP, Wu-Music Group/Universal (vocalist/songwriter)
Million Family March Calibicoastal Connection Soundtrax, 2000
"Love Takes Time" Movie Soundtrack, 2002
"Exposure" Movie Soundtrack, 2004
"She'll Never Have Your Love", performed by Gypsy Luv, written by Salakida, 2000
"Diversity", AT&T 2002



Salakida is a native of Oakland,California, living in Atlanta, GA. Her talents have allowed her to travel from Alabama to South Africa and everywhere in between, writing and sharing stages with some of the most promising new names in Soul music, as well as some R&B pioneers, including Dwayne Wiggins &Tony Toni Tone, Jaguar Wright, Kenny Lattimore, N’Dambi, Tre Hardsen (Pharcyde), Blackalicious, Anthony David (Universal) PJ Morton, Algebra (Kedar Entertainment), Carol Riddick, and many more. With blissfully anthemic songs like “Good Woman” and the people’s favorite “Sick Days” Salakida has established herself as one to watch. Through her self titled debut “Salakida” we were introduced to her sound, a melodic mix of Soul-pop, hip-hop, rock, and you-name-it that she calls Blippie Funk, or “Black Hippie Funk”. A self described “old fashioned free spirit”, life, love and freedom continue as the main themes on her upcoming sophomore project “The Resurrection. The lead single from the new CD “Heart Attack”, is a tale of heart break that recalls early Prince, accompanied by a hilarious yet poignant video. Salakida’s distinctive soulful yet angelic vocals can be heard gracing the 2008 release from Los Angeles funk-soul band Stone Mecca, “Stone Mecca:First Contact: (Wu-Music Group/RZA), and on producer/guitarist Brandon A. Thomas’ “A Soul Acoustic” (Harmony In Life Records).
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