Kamila is a Canadian singer composer and sound engineer who is accomplished in a variety of styles and repertoire. She has been performing her music throughout the Americas, Asia, and France. She is also known for her work as a solo harpist, her many performances on theremin, and her skills backing up other performers on flute, guitar and keyboard.
In the late 1990’s, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, she recorded 2 full-length albums of original music with her sister, Sahara Jane and toured extensively throughout North America. In the early 2000’s she studied Brazilian Jazz and Latin music and in 2005 moved to Brazil to perform and further her studies. Kamila was featured in “Virtuoso” a documentary on the theremin by Terry Stone in 2006.
In July 2007 Kamila travelled to Beijing where she became the lead singer for the Samba band “Sambasia” and quickly got involved in the local Jazz scene. Kamila created a bossa nova band (“Girassol”) and a jazz band (“Lullaby Fire”) with whom she regularly performed in venues throughout Beijing, including Star Live, Mao Live, The Worker’s Stadium (with Sambasia and Cui Jian) and many music festivals and venues across China.
In 2012 Kamila was composer in residence for Syzygy, an international circus troupe in Toulouse France for two months. In September 2012 she made her first solo album Paint the Moon. The album ranges from jazz, to bossa nova, to Brazilian Funk, to Fusion folk music, and is backed up by some of Beijing’s top jazz players. The album has a fluidity and elegance despite the ranging styles.
Kamila has diplomas in Sound Engineering, Sound Design and Sound Integration. She relocated to Montreal QC in 2018 where she now resides with a home studio where she continues to compose and record music. Kamila has a love for creating sound and music for visuals and has worked with film makers, game makers and circuses to help bring their projects to life.
Kamila’s latest projects are;
ASHK- a world music group with her two sisters Ariana and Sahara Nasr and Ken Shorley. ASHK performs music in twelve different languages and uses a variety of instruments from around the world. Their show is a combination of original material and various world music which they have arranged in 3 and 4 part harmony. ashk.ca
Kamilaze – an electro-folk solo project currently working on first album kamilaze.com
Ask Your Sister – An original pop/funk group with sisters Ariana and Sahara Nasr