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Laïka Fatien is a French singer.
Fatien was born in Paris in 1968. Her mother is a Moroccan-Spanish, and her father is from the Ivory Coast.
She studied at ARIAL Île-de-France, CIM and IACP (jazz music schools).
Her 2008 CD Misery, A Tribute to Billie Holiday (in memory of Thomas Shipp & Abraham Smith) is on the Blujazz label and features Robert Glasper on piano, David EL-Malek on tenor sax, Daryl Hall on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. It received ****stars on Allmusic.com, ****1/2 stars from Downbeat magazine and ***** stars on iTunes and Amazon.com.
She signed with Universal Music Group in 2009 and recorded Nebula, produced by Meshell Ndegeocello in 2010.
Also an actress, she had a major role in A Drum Is A Woman directed by Jérôme Savary and performed at Chaillot, and has taken part in numerous festivals.
- Philippe Carles, André Clergeat, Jean-Louis Comolli: Le nouveau dictionnaire du jazz. R. Laffont: Paris 2011