Lean on me : the songs of Bill Withers

Sabrina Starke (performer), Bill Withers (based on the work of), Vince Mendoza (conductor)

About Sabrina Starke

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Sabrina Starke (born August 9, 1979, Paramaribo, Suriname) is a Surinamese-Dutch singer/songwriter from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Her style is a mix of soul, folk, R&B and jazz.


Her debut album Yellow Brick Road was released on October 1, 2008. It was produced and recorded in Los Angeles, California by Dutch producers Beat Royalty (Chris Kooreman and Edo Plasschaert) and mixed in Burbank, California by Brad Gilderman.

The first single from the album, "Do for Love" was not only a hit song in the Netherlands but also became very popular in France as the theme tune of the TV show Fortune.

On October 27, 2008, Starke signed with Blue Note, which re-released Yellow Brick Road. On March 9, the album went gold in the Netherlands.

She has won the 2008 Edison Award Best Newcomer.


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