French neo-soul chanteuse Perle Lama embraced the customs of American R&B and Caribbean zouk to get critical and industrial success. Created January 20, 1984, in Fort-de-France, Martinique, Lama was simply 14 years of age when she stated best honors in the JM Tranquility Contest. The reward, a recording agreement, yielded her 1999 debut LP, Challenger, using the solitary “Akwarel la Sé Taw” earning the very best Zouk category in the annual SACEM Honours. The 2001 follow-up, Perle Etc., extended Lama’s musical reach, channeling reggae affects to earn two even more SACEM awards, including Best Woman Singer. Lama however spent another five years from the limelight, finally resurfacing in the fall months of 2006 with Mizikasoleil.