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Kamala Sankaram

About this Artist

Hailed as “an impassioned soprano with blazing high notes” (Wall Street Journal), KAMALA SANKARAM (Gwen St. Clair) moves freely between the worlds of experimental music, creative music, and contemporary opera. Collaborators have included Anthony Braxton, Beth Morrison Projects, and the Wooster Group, among others. Kamala is the leader of Bombay Rickey, an operatic Bollywood surf ensemble whose accolades include the Independent Music Vox Pop award for Best Eclectic Album, the 2018 Mid-Atlantic touring grant, and appearances in the 2016 Prototype Festival, Tête-à-Tête Opera’s Cubitt Sessions, on WFMU and NPR. Also a composer, Kamala has received commissions from Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., among others.