By the time she was 17 years old, Taja had lived in the city, on a farm and in a remote forest near the Canadian border without running water, electricity or a car. She studied in her own science lab, plowed fields, tapped maple trees and even sang in several church choirs.
Taja studied voice at the University of Duluth and Ear Training at the Minneapolis Technical Institute during her high school years. She produced her own radio programs and worked as a DJ. She was in six different bands and even put her own band together.
In 1987, Taja was signed to Prince's Paisley Park Records and during that same year, she was accepted into Boston's Berklee College of Music.
In 1997, Taja released her third album "Toys of Vanity" which also didn't make a lot of impact on the charts along with the singles "A Lot Like You" and "I&I." In the late 90's, she started the Matrix Music record label.
These days, Taja is devoted to an international charity called Urban Farming that provides produce for food banks. She invented a kitchen appliance whom she partnered up with Larry King and his wife, Shawn King on it.
She has also written a novel called "Rain on a River" and is working on her next two books called "The Garden Life" which is about her life and work with Urban Farming & "The Joke."
To see Taja's official website, go to:
To see the official website for Urban Farming, go to:
To see the music video for "Love is Contagious," go to:
To see the music video for "Wouldn't You Love to Love Me," go to:
To see the music video for "Popular," go to:
To see the music video for "Trouble Having You Near," go to:
To see the music video for "I & I," go to:
[Updated on 04\21\2016]
[Updated on 08\03\12]