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Ledisi Anibade Young was born March 28 1972. Her first name means “to bring forth” or “to come here” in Yoruba. Ledisi grew up in a musical family; her mother sang in a Louisiana R&B band and her stepfather, Joseph Pierce III, (deceased) was a drummer in the New Orleans area. She studied opera and piano for five years at University of Berkeley California in their Young Musicians Program. Today, she’s riding high on the success of her new CD Pieces of Me” with plans to celebrate her birthday in Richmond Virginia