“Reminiscent of the tone set by such soulful chanteuses as Phyllis Hyman and Angela Bofill....”
Though her name might not sound familiar, Sakai’s voice has probably already touched you. From being the first voice you hear on Dion’s “A New Day,” to vocals on CDs with Oleta Adams, Curtis Mayfield and Tower of Power to live performances with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, Sakai is called on by the best.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sakai has traveled the world
sharing her gift of song together with her spirit and natural beauty. Her sophomore CD expresses life, love and pain from a soul who has been touched by others and is now giving back through her music. Known for her powerful voice and soaring ballads, “Dream Big” does not disappoint with the inspirational “Leap of Faith” and the ever optimistic title track, “Dream Big.” This CD also dances with uptempo jams and infectious mid tempo grooves, including the first single, “I Like,” which is graced by the touch of D’wayne Wiggins, of Tony! Toni! Toné, on guitar.