Aina Cook’s musical talents were discovered at the age of thirteen in Madagascar when she was awarded first place in the debut of the national singing competition Pazzapa. She immediately went on to record her first album “Aina” in 2004 and began touring occasionally while balancing school. Her first single “Fo Natolotro” quickly reached number one in the polls and instantly propelled her to national stardom. Recently, Aina has moved to St. Louis and is quickly breaking into the musical community as a Vocal Instructor at School of Rock-Kirkwood. She is regularly featured with bands like 2017 Big BAM headliner Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm band, Jane Doe Revue, and fellow 2018 Big BAM headliner Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players.
The Aina Cook Band will kick off entertainment on Big BAM at the pre-ride party in Joplin on Sunday June 17. This concert, like all concerts on the ride, is free and open to the public!