Born in Colombia and a bit of a globetrotter, singer and composer Iaki Vallejo has truly understood what human differences can mean. She now brings a message of unity and peace through her music and lyrics.
Mixing Afro-Colombian traditions with jazz, soul, salsa, afro-beat, funk and reggae, her compositions and arrangements are a living example of differences coming together to enrich one another and create something beautiful. Her powerful, intense and warm voice earned her ‘Best Voice of Melbourne’ award in 2009 and her message of unity and integration honored her with the International Federation of Peace’s 2016 ‘Peace Award’.
Earlier this year, Iaki launched her EP ‘Yo Soy’ (I am) at Bird’s Basement and was nominated from Music Victoria Awards as Best Intercultural Act 2019.