709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Kamara Thomas

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