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2012: Recorded/produced solo album "Paint the Moon"

2003: Recording Artist for "Sara & Kamila" St. John’s, NL
Recorded/co-produced album "Chasing Fireflies"
Received four nominations from the MIANL
(Music Industry Association of Newfoundland)

1999: Recording Artist for Sara & Kamila, Argenta, BC
Recorded/co-produced debut album "Sara & Kamila"


2007, Aug-Present Lead singer for Sambasia, Beijing, China Various performances across China with a 15 piece Samba band. Included shows at The Lan Club, Suzie Wong’s, Star Live, and The Worker’s Stadium (with Cui Jian).

2008, Aug-Present Founder & Singer of the Girassol Bossa Nova Quartet, (Beijing, China)
A group dedicated to arranging and performing Bossa Nova
and Samba music. Performed at private functions and parties throughout Beijing, performances including shows at the Brazilian, Chilean, and French Embassies

2009: Founder & Singer of Lullaby Fire (Beijing, China)
Jazz group in Beijing performing an assortment of
original, jazz and latin music in music venues, hotels, and private functions throughout Beijing.

2001-2006: Freelance Harpist, Vocalist, Flautist, Pianist, Guitarist, Thereminist (Halifax, NS & St. John’s, NL)

1998-2005: Singer, Instrumentalist & Composer of Sara & Kamila, (Canada)
Various folk festivals and events across Canada including performances at:
The Winnipeg Folk Festival
The Vancouver Island Music Festival
Deep Roots Music Festival
Trout Forest Music Festival
The Thundering Women Festival,
Blue Skies Music Festival
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival
The Peterborough Folk Festival


2005, May Canada Council for the Arts Creation grant

2001, April Canada Council for the Arts Creation grant

2000, March Nova Scotia Arts Council for the Arts
Creation Grant



Kamila is an Afghan/Canadian singer and composer 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 (www.sarakamila.com) and toured extensively throughout North America. In the early 2000’s she developed a passion for Brazilian 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 moved 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 The Lan Club, Star Live, Mao Live, OT Lounge, 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. as well, she was performing across India and Southern France with Sahara Jane and Rio Samaya band. Kamila has just completed her first solo album “Paint the Moon” which is a combination of original and Brazilian music released in September 2012. The album ranges from jazz, bossa nova, Brazilian Funk, to Fusion folk music, and is backed up by some of Beijing’s top jazz players. The album will be released September 2012.