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Laini Marisa

 Laini Marisa is a singer/songwriter and an International Recording Artist after recently visiting Frankfurt, Germany and recording on a few songs for some well known German artists and performing in Kaiserslautem, Germany at the Seehotel.  She is Afro-Cuban born in Chicago, Illinois, of a handsome African American father and a stunning mother from Havana, Cuba.  Being Afro-Cuban, Laini was musically influenced by Tito Puentes, and Celia Cruz and who were favorite artists of her mother's growing up, among many other Latin artists.  Other favorite artist influences of hers  are: Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, and Brazilian artist, Rosalia de Souza.  Laini Marisa also has a dance mastery of Salsa, and Cha-Cha that made her mother proud.  She also danced for Latin Street Dance Company in Chicago for a year.

Laini Marisa's career as a performer started with her doing pageants and then joining the female group, D'vyn D'zyn who also sang backgroud for the Chi-Lites.  Laini later sang with an R&B Pop group, Avanti, who opened-up for artists such as:  Mikki Howard, Jodeci and Brian McKnight.  They also did a jingle for the Bulls that received a lot of airplay on WGCI, and B96 during the Bulls season and 5th year championship win. 

Laini Marisa loves all genres of music but is deeply rooted

in Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz and Latin Soul.  She loves the sultry sexy tones of these styles of music and when you hear her smooth and sultry voice, you will see that she is just as confortable singing a song in Spanish or Portuguese, as she is singing R&B, and you would agree that the stle suits her.

Laini more recently toured Japan and most of the major cities in the US with the Steve Arrington Band (former lead singer of Funk Bank Slave), and has performed on stage, singing background and opening up for such acts as:  Ronnie Laws, Tom Browne, Marzette Griffith, Dee Alexander, Garland Green with the Chi-Lites, Gerald Butler, Lil' G of Silk, Frank McComb, The Average White Band, The Temptations, Musiq Soulchild, and Rachelle Ferrell just to name a few, Laini has also performed jazz and created a buzz amogst her listening audiences in appearances all over Chicago with Imagine That Jazz Duo, the John Wright Trio, Crosswinds Jazz Band and was also guest vocalist in a tribute to the laate jazz musician Eldee Young.

 Along with singing, Laini  is a strong stage, and musical theater actress.  She has done several short films by local Independent film makers, but her biggest claims to fame are her roles in Promises, Promises, where she played the lead (Fran) and Dreamgirls, where she played (Lorrell) both Directed by Kyle T. Miller.  Kyle T. Miller realized that she was also a natural actress and has been a key factor in her love of musical theater.

Laini currently calls Record Family Music Group Publishing home where she released her first single "Give It To Me" and is working on completing her first original CD project.  Under this publishing company, she is working with producer, songwriter and engineer, Ron Prince, former guitarist and singer for the hot blues group, The Kinsey Report and producer, and engineer, B.A. Record, son of the late but great Eugene Record, original lead singer and songwriter of the famous Chi-Lites. 

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Laini is also a strong stage, and musical theater actress. She has done several short films by local Independent film makers, but her biggest claim to fame are her roles in Promises, Promises, where she played the lead (Fran) and Dreamgirls, where she played Lorrell (also a lead character) both Directed by Kyle T. Miller. Kyle T. Miller realized that she was also a natural actress and has been a key factor in her love of musical theater.

 
   
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