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     Ife (rhymes with Ebay) has a style as unique as her Nigerian name, an ancient city that was a crossroads of culture and fine arts 3,000 years ago. She is drawn to a broad range of styles and genres, but in this show focuses on the songs and the singers that she listened as a kid and that got inside her: Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughn, Lena Horne, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, and Phyllis Hyman. If you listen closely enough, you will hear their influence.

     Ife embraced her gift staring at the age of 6. She has since performed at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and the Long Beach Civic Light Opera. 

     What a depth of musical talent we are gifted with here in St. Louis.