2000 to 2010
Laika Fatien is a singer who was born in Paris in 1968. She is Black and Jewish. Her mother is a Moroccan-Spanish Jew, and her father is from the Ivory Coast. Fatien was raised mainly by women (her grandmother, mother, and aunt) in a Moroccan Jewish family. She studied at Ariam Ile de France, CIM and IACP. Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, and Diane Reeves are her inspirations. Laïka came into the public eye with Claude Bolling's orchestra. She featured on several artists' albums, Fatien released her first album in 2004. Her international background flavors her CD, Look at Me.