Kaliné

Kaliné

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloAlternativeSoul

Kaliné usually performs with a 7-piece band of dapper gentlemen that add to the coolness of her music but she is still very capable of grabbing the attention of a large or small audience with just her voice and keyboard

Biography

Kaline is a Nigerian soul singer, songwriter, pianist and film composer. She fuses soul, funk and world music to create an interesting alternative sound.

 

Born into a musical family, Kaline spent the earlier part of her childhood in Nigeria. At age 13 she gained a music scholarship to Queenswood School after several years of superior classical training in piano and violin (beginning at the ages of 5 and 8 respectively). It was at Queenswood that Kaline developed a serious interest in singing and started classical vocal coaching. As a soloist, she toured with the Queenswood singers in Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Rome. With her growth as a songwriter, Kaline won 1st prize in May 2004 and May 2006 for the Tamezin International Singer-songwriter competition.

 

She graduated with a BSc in Business Management from Imperial College, London and then sought after further education in Berklee College of Music. Among several competitions she took part in, she came 1st place in the prestigious Songwriting for Social Change competition, which displayed her passion for women empowerment. Her recent graduation in August, qualified her with a BA in Film Scoring. She has scored a number of student short films and has had one of her songs (co-written and produced by Cobhams Asuquo) 'Falling for you' recently featured in a Nollywood movie called Flower Girl.

 

Among several performance opportunities, Kaline performed at the 2012 Lagos Jazz Festival where she opened for Bob James and Fourplay. She was the supporting act for Chaka Khan and Angelique Kidjo at the annual SmoothFM luxury concert, 2013. She has an intimate/informal concert series entitled justKaline where she showcases a number of her original songs. She has done 3 so far.

 

On February 14th, 2014 she released her first single on iTunes called 'Ololufemi'. This release will follow with a video very soon.

 

Discography

Ololufemi (2014)
Kaline Live In Nairobi (2013)

Set List

Kaline is able to perform various sets

1). Acoustic - Vocal/Keyboard (10mins, 20mins, 30mins, 40mins)
2). Full Band (10mins, 20mins, 30mins, 40mins)