Norka Luque is an accomplished international musician who traces her roots to Venezuela. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and grew up in the Latino capital City. Her love and passion for music started at a tender age and she started participating in various singing competitions. Her passion convinced her parents to pay for extra voice practice, piano, flamenco, and ballet lessons. However, the lessons were on condition that she did not neglect her academic education.
Schooling in France
After high school, Norka travelled to France in pursuit of higher education. She took up an International Business degree. However, she continued singing and eventually joined a French band by the name Bad Moon Rising, Funk and Rock. She became the band’s soloist and appeared in many singing platforms allowing her to hone her performance and singing skills.
Return to the U.S.
Upon her graduation, Norka returned to the United States and took up further singing lessons at an art studio that also offered courses in culinary arts and fashion. Her luck soon changed when she met one of the most beloved and accomplished music producers in the U.S., Emilio Estefan Jr. In fact, their meeting was by chance because they met when Norka had gone to the studio for her lessons and Emilio was present.
Not one to waste a chance, she met Emilio and arranged to present some of her musical materials at the Crescent Moon Studios the next week. She impressed the producer and he agreed to work with her, but asked her to finish all her singing lessons.
International Music Career
Together, Emilio and Norka, worked on her song selections and produced several hit singles including “As you do,” “Miracle,” and “Tomorrowland.” Her songs have featured in several charts including the Record Report. Her song “Miracle” gained her international stardom status because of its powerful message of hope and amazing mixture of reggae and Caribbean sounds, with traces of Mediterranean beats.
Norka has said that working with Emilio Estefan was an amazing experience that allowed her to learn a lot from the producer. She revealed that Emilio was a team player who always listened to her input before making a decision.
Today, the accomplished musician is thankful to her parents and fans for their support. She continues to produce powerful music that inspires hope in her fans. Her own personal struggles with her weight and music have turned her into a musical phenomenon and a wonderful person.