Kamilya's writing forges forward, integrating harmonic and rhythmic systems that she has drawn from elsewhere with the same desire for perfection that she has with her own roots. But beyond the intelligence and the complexity, there is the voice, deep and volubre, asserting itself through its intensity and fluidity. Her oud playing is unique, both companion to her melodies and terrain for experimentation.
FOTOTSE, “Roots“, is halfway between traditional and modern influences. Recorded in the bush, using nature’s natural sounds, it conveys both the rocking of waves and the imprint of red Madagascan earth.