My CD release party ~ Rave reviews! ;)

Well it’s been over a month since my CD Release party and my heart and mind are still buzzing with excitement, energy, and possibilities from this magical event!! This was one of the most amazing highly blessed nights of my LIFE!! GIVE THANKS to my Buffalo community for bringin’ it and showing up for the celebration. It was frickin’ amazing to say the least!!! Wow!!!!!! I’m so honored and humbled to have co-created and shared this night with some of the most incredibly talented people I know in Western New York. Some of my supporters have provided their reflections on this event, and I’m thrilled to share these perspectives with you. Even if you weren’t there, you can get a glimpse of the energy and all the possibilities yet to come in my flourishing creative journey!! Read on… ‘Buffalo native, world traveler, twin and skyrocket Laura Haykel blasted off with her debut ‘I Am’ at her recent CD Release Party! Laura’s spiritually-minded music bears witness to her personal growth and invites fellow travelers to tread along on the path of self-evocation, exploration, and expression. The songs performed from the stage matched the songs on her debut CD.  Both start with … Continue reading

Choosing LOVE over fear!

I want to get real with you about more of my journey in life and to show you how I got where I am today (and how I keep on growing into more empowerment and self-love). I’ve recently participated in some awesome telesummits, sharing my wisdom on how you can become more empowered and create the life you dream of. I want to give you the tools to womanifest your vision and live boldly every day, expressing your truth completely and fearlessly! Believe it or not, I used to live in constant fear about one thing or another. My list of fears was a mile long. When I had my daughter, I began opening up to more Love and more Courage. I realized that even though I felt afraid or fearful of doing/saying/trying something, I could still choose to step up and show up courageously.. and the most incredible things started happening! Check this out: your body vibrates at a certain frequency, and those vibrations can affect you, your life, your health, and the very people you surround yourself with. When you experience LOVE, your body vibrates at the HIGHEST possible frequency on the spectrum and when you experience FEAR, your … Continue reading

What the critics are saying about ‘I AM’

It’s totally over-the-top exciting to be connecting with my community through my music!!! Putting ‘I AM’ out there is showing people dimensions of my being they might not have been aware of and giving me momentum to share even more of myself with the world in a truly empowered and expansive way. My CD release party last week was an absolute success and has performers and audience alike just buzzing with good vibes and inspiring energy. How does it get any better?! Oh, it does…. !!! It’s been SUCH an honor to be featured in two local newspapers and have ‘I AM’ praised by highly respected music critics. I invite you to check out the reviews! Jeff Miers of The Buffalo News writes, ‘Laura Aiisha’s EP ‘I Am’ is packed with messages of positivity and empowerment, its combination of reggae, world-beat, R&B, soul and dance music offering the properly ebullient accompaniment to Haykel’s sensuous, soulful singing. Coupled with Haykel’s assertively optimistic lyrics, a viscerally uplifting atmosphere ensues.’ Read the rest of his review HERE. Frank de Blase, the ahhmazing music critic at the Rochester City Newspaper writes, ‘With her exquisitely smooth alto, Laura Aiisha balances secular accessibility with an irresistible … Continue reading

My CD ‘I AM’ has been released and is ready for purchase!

I am soooo freakin’ excited to announce my CD ‘I AM’ is now available in both digital and hard copy form!!! This is totally a dream come true for me, and to receive the physical CD’s was just unbelievably exciting!!! CLICK HERE to purchase the digital download for just $7 and get the music instantly for your personal playlist. Do you want the hard copy CD? Email booking@LAHMusique.com to make your order. You must order a minimum of 5 to purchase the physical CDs. The hard copies are just $10!! Mmmmmm just thrilled to share this with you!!!!!! Want to hear what the critics are saying? Jeff Miers from The Buffalo News featured me in the Gusto this past week! Click here to read the article. Have you heard the music? How has it moved you? Share in the comments section below! Much love and HIGHLY Bless! Your sistar … Continue reading

How I kicked resistance in the ass and launched my first solo CD!

WoweeeeWOW!!! Life is stretching me wide open & amazing me on the daily. It is dynamic, ever-changing, evolving, speaking to and through me in whispers and shouts, and showing me the way through subtle signs, soul-crushing doubt, and the guidance of others (strangers, family, friends, soul mates, teachers, clients… ). I have been given multiple opportunities to embrace life in all of its wild discomfort, in its resistance strong like a bulldozer ready to take me down. The burst of spring blossoming all around me reminds me that as dark as things can seem in my inner being, there are always new life seeds beneath the earth’s surface, sprouting, stretching, expanding beyond their core, their hard shell, taking that risk, that leap, choosing YES! I said “yes” to an opportunity to attend one of the most unique conferences for entrepreneurs in Fargo, ND this past weekend for the Misfits of the world. I said “yes” in 2013.. and as the date approached I felt major… I’m talkin’ MAJOR resistance here. There was no schedule, I had no idea who the speakers would be, I didn’t know anyone attending. I almost threw in the towel, gave up my ticket, turned my head … Continue reading

Get Up, Get Up Right NOW!

My evolution into becoming an embodied and empowered singer has been exciting, scary at times, thrilling, and enlightening. I trust my story will inspire you to take those steps to make your dreams a full-blown reality. My journey just keeps going, and just keeps getting better. and better!! When I was 30, I began working with my first life coach and regularly sang as I walked into her office for a session. She used to tell me, ‘Laura, I could listen to you sing alllllll day long! Your voice is like buttah!’ Hearing her words and feeling the love that she shared them with gave me courage to begin opening up. Eventually I chose to listen to the small voice within which kept telling me to go to Karaoke to get over my fear of singing in front of others. Within 1 month I was bored with Karaoke and decided that I wanted to start a reggae band. I found two young guys on craigslist with a similar vision and together, over the next 6 months, we built a 10 piece band called Mosaic Foundation! I was the lead singer, co~wrote our songs, managed and booked the band all while … Continue reading

How baby steps become quantum leaps

What was the first thing you thought of when you got out of bed today? Just a few years ago I used to wake up and lay there wondering what the heck I was getting out of bed for, paralyzed by an illusion of confusion and a serious lack of clarity about what I wanted to do with my life. ‘How will I ever get all of this potent creativity out of my body and into the world?’ I thought. The long and short of it is this: I used to dread. waking. up. Can you relate? Have you ever had a period of your life where you didn’t want to get out of bed? In fact, you may have wanted to stay there all day? I know what that feels like! And now, I know what it feels like to wake up and have the very first thought come to my mind be ‘Thank you, Thank you, Thank you’ as I wrap my arms around my body and say to myself, ‘I love you Laura.. I love you sooo much! I am whole complete and perfect, I am healthy wealthy and wise.’ I’ve always dreamed of being a singer. … Continue reading

What is the power of a woman?

For any of you who have siblings, you might know the challenges that can come up about any number of different things, even for siblings who get along most of the time! There’s a long history, ups and downs, things that you may have thought don’t bother you anymore, but then your sibling does or says something and you get majorly triggered! I’m sooo excited and proud to say that my sis and I are navigating on big levels to heal the past so that we can do our greatest work together in the here and now! It’s not always blue skies.. sometimes the skies look quite dark, however we have both been building our self responsibility, compassion and forgiveness muscles as well as filling our tool kits and I’ve got to say.. issues that used to put us at odds for days or more we’re able to flip in a matter of hours, minutes or even seconds! Ohhhh… what a feelin’!! Over the last year my twin sistar Sarah and I have been diving into co~creative collaborations more and more. This has been a wild, wonderful, challenging, exciting, expansive, soul/heart/mind stretching experience for both of us! Check out this … Continue reading

We did it!!! 'Pleasant Surprises' is my day 7 song for The Haykel Twins 7 day song challenge!

YES!! We did it! I’m sooo thankful to have co-collaborated with my twin sistar Salsa Sarah & our friend & colleague Kathleen on this ahhhmazing Song Challenge adventure. Here is my song for the final day, day 7 of The Haykel Twins 7 day song challenge! Click here to listen to my song “Pleasant Surprises.” I’ve been receiving such pleasant surprises lately! It continues to completely amaze me when I open my heart, trust in the divine flow of the universe and say YES to the incredible magic, miracles and synchronicity that is available to each of us in every moment. The best thing about this, is that pleasant, magical, heart expanding surprises are available to each of us every day! The most important thing is to: Open up to receive them Acknowledge and celebrate them (the big and the small 😉 How does it feel when you receive pleasant surprises in your life? Share in the comments section below about a pleasant surprise you’ve experienced lately, and how you celebrated this surprise in your life! Big UP, Many Blessings, and stay TUNED for a more official song challenge in the next couple months. We’ll be inviting YOU to get on board … Continue reading

"Power of a Woman" is my day 6 song for The Haykel Twins 7 Day Song Challenge!

Here is my song for day 6 of The Haykel Twins 7 day song challenge! Click here to listen to my song “Power of a Woman.” This song came through me a few days ago as my sistar Sarah and I were practicing for our performance at the Women’s History Month kickoff event that happened last Friday! (Recording to be released soon!) What is the power of a woman? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Giving sooo much thanks for the opportunity to share with you here! And… I cannot WAIT to share my first ever solo recording project with you this spring! I’m currently working on a 6 song EP and it’s massive!!! *Stay tuned* Highly Bless, … Continue reading