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“As if hired to educate primary candidates on foreign policy, there is no corner of the world this band of adopted sisters won't exalt with music. Through body and voice alone, their songs soar in and out of African American spirituals, Eastern European ballads, Hindi chants, and any other song that ever got stuck in the heads of our immigrant ancestors.”
“The all-female a cappella group, Kaia, wasted no time placing the audience in the palm of their hands...It all added up to a highly entertaining set.”
“Kaia’s repeated lyric [So Glad I’m Here] served as a mantra for the bands and audiences attending the three-day Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.”
Kaia performances “emanate
to the listener that the audience belongs to, and shares in, the group’s
collective joy and creativity. Their voices make the air seem as though
it is glowing and while the listener travels to and from foreign countries
(through song), they’re invited to share in a universal sense of
belonging in the world that everyone desires. They select their repertoire
to cover a whole spectrum of meaningful music with sensitivity –
and good humor too!”
“I was completely
blown away by the high level of professionalism and performance. I really
think they were on par with any traveling Lotus act I have ever seen. They
work incredibly hard and it’s just here in our own back yard! Check
“Singing a plethora of unique, stylized, and off-the-beaten-path tunes often rooted in omni-culture folklore and spirituality.”
“Those worldly, yet still local, a cappella
Having Kaia practice during our reception was an amazing, uplifting, and I would even say, angelic, addition to our happenings. Your beautiful voices coming from the second floor sent chills through me and created such a positive and energetic atmosphere for everyone who encountered your voices. The sun streaming in through the windows, and time and time again, I witnessed this series of events...a person would walk through the doors, hear your voices, pause for a moment, look around in wonderment, eyes lift to the ceiling, develop a huge smile, grab a cookie from us, check out the gallery/look at displays/chat with us/etc., continue smiling. So a very deep thanks for not only adding to the atmosphere of the United Way reception, but also lifting the spirits of everyone who had the pleasure of hearing your loveliness.
• We're global! You can now download individual tracks or whole albums as mp3s from Amazon and iTunes. Just enter the name of the CD in Amazon's or iTunes' search box to gain access to entire albums and downloadable tracks!
• Wanted: Creative videographers. We would like to get creative, original videos to accompany tracks off our Freedom Land CD. This is a great portfolio opportunity. Contact us if you're interested or know someone who might be!
• Go deep with Kaia! Listen to this Artworks interview with Amy and Cairril as they discuss authenticity, mashups, and the relevance of current events to Kaia's work.
Saturday, 8 November
More gigs TBA—sign up for our Gigs List to get the latest!
A big shout-out to Rhino's for donating our rehearsal space. We love Rhino's! Check 'em out and show the love: