Kai Altair

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Kai Altair
GenresElectronic rock
Occupation(s)Singer, musician

Kai Altair is an American singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Altair attended the Manhattan School of Music and the Brooklyn Conservatory, and her style is influenced by dance culture, myth, storytelling, and dreams.[1]

Altair's professional music career began with the founding of the electro rock band The Switch in 2004. She started a solo career in 2009, which began with the release of the EP Star of the Sea on October 31.[2] Her first full-length album, "Dreamwalker", was released in June 2015.[3]

Altair appeared in a Flambeaux Fire production of “The Calling” between 2010-2013; the show was a fire musical set in Brooklyn, starring Altair as a young witch on a journey through the spirit world.[2]

Altair is the founder of the annual Mermaid Lagoon Ocean Benefit event, first held as a reaction to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Miller, Kimberly Rae (August 5, 2010). "NYC Style Interview: Kai Altair Modern Day Mermaid". CBS Local.
  2. ^ a b webSman (September 28, 2012). "Interview with Kai Altair". Miroir Magazine.
  3. ^ Luu, Chanhong (December 16, 2014). "Interview: Get to Know the Artist: Kai Altair". Gadfly.
  4. ^ Rush, Allex (July 19, 2010). "This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims". Brooklyn Paper.
  5. ^ Berry, Jess (January 28, 2015). "Brooklyn musician hosts burlesque ocean charity event". Brooklyn Downtown Star.
  6. ^ "Meet the Big Mermaids". Brooklyn Paper. February 19, 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2017.

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