Kamile Kapel
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Kamile Kapel

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The best kept secret in music


"Collected Sounds: A Guide to Women in Music"

"Kamile Kapel comes from Canada and makes beautiful and strange music. "Queen of Your Heart" is a cabaret-tinged, wistful gem. Kapel's gorgeous vocals are framed by some music that sounds like it was played by refugees from the great Taraf de Haiduks from Romania. . . "Kiss The Ground" is a truly inspired and heartfelt record."
- Anna Maria Stjärnell

"The Chutzpah Festival, 2004"

"We were very pleased to have Kamile Kapel as part of Chutzpah! 2004 : The Lisa Nemetz Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts. Kamile is a performance artist who, like a puppeteer, plays with our emotions through her tapestry of original and witty words, dramatic music and effortless theatrics.

She is an artist who brings us into her ever changing emotional landscapes and takes us for a touching, laughter laced, romantic ride.

A relative unknown to Chutzpah!, Kamile received enthusiastic reviews from our audiences. She certainly created a buzz."
- Janos Maté

"Terminal City Weekly"

Review of the One Woman show:"Quirky, kooky numbers from a New Age flake. Kapel isn't actually a flake at all, but has created a rich persona building on and playing up her fascinating libertarian beatnik/hippie/lesbian commune childhood, through to her bell-ringing, mantra-droning, seaweed-chewing quest for love, happiness, and the meaning of life. Her songs are part jazz, part smoky back-room dead-end dive, part carnival, many of them utilising the poetry of Rumi, a 13th century poet whose words fit neatly into modernity."
- Alan Hindle

"Founder of The Winnipeg Folk Festival"

"When I received Kamile Kapel's tape along with 105 others for the BC Festival of the Arts, I listened to it six times. "Who IS this person?" I kept asking myself. "She's crazy. And I really like her."
- Mitch Podolak

"Instructor, Entertainment Business Management Program AiCDIS"

"A charming and engaging live performer whose jazzy riffs suggest the love child of Tori Amos and Tom Waits, channeling Rumi.”
- Ken Ashdown

"Award winning Composer and Pianist"

"There is kind of full capacity joy that comes from Kamile's music when she is performing. This feeling is contagious and the audience immediately feels like they're participating in a very memorable musical event. She has a natural sense of humour and flow to her performance that is very engaging and fosters total participation by the audience-in terms of the heart and the mind."
- Paul Plimley

"Poet and Songwriter"

"Six of the songs on Kamile Kapel's new CD are based on poems by Rumi, a 13th Century Persian mystic. "Kiss the Ground" gives us a whole new way to indulge in Rumi, this juiciest of all master poets. Anyone who already knows Rumi, get ready for a wild ride. Anyone who doesn't, come on in, your life will never be the same."
- Mark Borax


Kiss the Ground, 2003.


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Kamile is a unique performer in that she combines a lilting, soulful voice a la Sarah McLauchlan/Natalie Merchant/Beth Orton with an outrageous sense of humour and theatrical stage presence reminiscent of Bette Midler or even Woody Allen. Kamile has a way of stripping away at the surface of things and revealing a human chord that touches us all. Other influences include: Peter Gabriel, Dido, Alanis Morrisette, VedaHille, Carol King and Janis Joplin.