Norka Luque is a budding Venezuelan pop and Latin genre singer. She was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital city. Residing in Venezuela’s busiest city, Norka Luque grew up with arts all around her. She was exposed to various music, singing, and dance practices. According to her profile, she would sleep listening to music from some of the greatest Latino artists.
Her parents paid for her piano and voice classes. Norka Luque also had a personal trainer who trained her specifically for flamenco. Flamenco is an art form that incorporates Arabic costumes and dances with traditional Spanish Basque dresses, designs, and dance moves.
Her early exposure to music and the performing arts helped her win various contests while in school (high school and college). The young Norka amazed audiences at fairs and won several junior competitions including the “School Festival of Gaitas” and “The “Golden Voice.”
Her time abroad (academic studies and music)
Soon after Martinez completed high school education, she traveled abroad to France. Her sole intention of relocating to this country was to further her academic studies. She enrolled in a French school where she majored in Business Administration. To stay in touch with her love for singing, she looked for gigs in French nightclubs. She would perform after classes.
French club-goers fell in love with her unique voice and her type of music. Soon a band by the name Bad Moon Rising recognized her talent and invited her to join them. This band performed alternative tunes. Together with this group, Ms. Martinez traveled to different cities in France showcasing her talent.
Relocating to the United States to pursue music
She soon felt that being with the band was not good for her as it limited her in some way. Ms. Martinez moved to the United States soon after she completed her studies. She settled in Miami, Florida. Miami is widely recognized as a hub for many Latino artists and musicians. Norka knew that she would blend right in. Indeed, she managed to blend in.
She started performing in different nightclubs in the Miami region. Her success came when she started working with the widely known Latin music director Emilio Estefan Jr. Under Mr. Estefan’s wings, Ms. Martinez was able to release her first single “As You Do It “in 2011. “Milagro” which was her second single followed shortly in 2012.
Norka’s story is an inspiration to anyone with a dream. Her story reminds you that if you are passionate about something, you should keep trying at it. With patience, hard work and determination you can break through and achieve big things.