Rebecca Zama is a 16-year-old Boston based Haitian-American singer/songwriter/recording artist/poet. Growing up, she found her passion in singing and in music. She has been performing publicly since the age of 3 all around Massachusetts in venues such as Symphony Hall, Ryles Jazz Club, Middle East Downstairs, and the Hard Rock Cafe. She specializes in R&B/Pop but sings a bit of everything. Now in 2016, she is launching into the Haitian music industry, trying her hand at Zouk music, and her music has been played in the US, Haiti, Canada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.
Fluent in French and Haitian Creole, she has always constantly tried a bit of her Haitian heritage, of which she is proud, into her music. Her inspirations include old time legends like Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston and newer sensations like Lauryn Hill, Beyoncé, Andra Day, Amy Winehouse, Jazmine Sullivan. Rebecca Zama has not received much vocal training as has taught herself by ear and through trial and error. She has also received extensive training in musical theory and in piano, and often accompanies herself at her performances. At a young age she discovered songwriting and the ability to translate her emotions onto paper and sing them. In her album “Brighter than the Sun”, a few of her original tracks like “Take it Slow” and “Can’t Get to Me” are featured. Rebecca Zama is an up and coming artist who performs regularly throughout the Greater Boston Area and the state of Massachusetts. Rebecca is now a senior at the International School of Boston.
In addition to being a musician and poet, Rebecca Zama is also a humanitarian. She is the founder of the Foundation to Help Youth of L’Asile, a non-profit organization that is concentrated in helping the youth of L’Asile (Haiti) as well as the development of a region as a whole. This organization provides school and sports equipment for the schools, as well as runs a clean water project, bringing potable water to over 5,000 people. Rebecca also released her first book of poetry entitled “Optimum Me”. The book was inspired by the earthquake which devastated major parts of Haiti in January 2010 and is sold to raise money to help Haiti where she has taken eight humanitarian trips.