February 19, 2017 · 5-7pm/NO Cover
Kamara Thomas writes hypnotic, astro-religious musical tales culled from ancient American songlines and dreamtimes. The songwriting draws from a wide swath of classic country and rock– echoes of Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and Tom Petty co-mingle with the folk sounds of spirituals, hymns, mountainsong and shaman-craft.
In her musical theatre works Kamara seeks to examine the mythologies that underlie current belief systems and then re-discover rituals that affirm life and embed symbols of healing and empowerment . In 2015 Kamara was a featured artist for Lincoln Center Education’s repertory season, presenting songs from Tularosa, a theatre work in development that explores the American zeitgeist set against the mythology of the Wild West. Also in development is Bulgaria, a musical fairy tale about feminine creative experience based on the myths of Persephone and Orpheus/Eurydice in the underworld.
Photo credit: Jeremy Lange