Norka (born Norka Dubrazka Soraya Martinez Luque on February 7, 1985, in Caracas, Venezuela) is an upcoming pop star and dancer, best known for her hit single “Milagro.” She was nominated for the 2011 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards in the Best Female Pop Artist category. Since she started professional singing in 2008, this beautiful Venezuelan has released several hits.
Early life and education
s indicated above, Luque was born in Caracas and spent most of her early life there. She discovered her love for music at a young age and even took part in several junior singing competitions. Some of the notable competitions that she participated in include “The Golden Voice” and the “Festival of Gaitas” which is a Latin folk music contest.
Martinez also attended arts related classes such as voice training, piano, flamenco, and ballet training. With the unconditional support of her parents, Norka was able to acquire skills in the above arts lessons while also pursuing her academic studies. When she graduated from high school, she traveled to France to further her academic education. She took a business related course (business administration) which she studied for four years.
What she did to keep in touch with her music ambitions as a student
Norka Martinez did not entirely forget about music even while at school. In the evenings she would dance in French nightclubs. Additionally, she joined a band by the name Bad Moon Rising as a soloist. With this band, she learned a lot of things concerning the music industry. She also got the chance to meet professionals (big artist, producers, and songwriters) in the European music community.
Decision to venture into professional singing
After graduating from the French business school, Luque moved to Monaco in search of a business related job. She was able to secure a job in the banking sector of this small city-state. Unfortunately, Martinez found the job boring; she felt that the job did not give her a chance to be creative.
That was when the idea of becoming a professional singer struck her mind. She packed her bags and moved to the United States to make music professionally. Like with most beginners, Luque found the journey quite challenging. According to her profile, she started off as a dancer in a club in the Miami region.
Her movements in Miami enabled her to meet the businessman and producer Emilio Estefan. Mr. Estefan changed her life. To find out more about Ms. Martinez, go here.