Zulya Kamalova

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Zulya Kamalova
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Zulya performing live with Children of the Underground in 2008.
Background information
Origin Sarapul, Soviet Union
Genres World music, Russian music, Tartar music
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 1992-present
Labels Unstable Ape Records
Associated acts Children of the Underground

Zulya Nazipovna Kamalova (Russian: Зуля Назиповна Камалова; born in Sarapul, Udmurt ASSR) is an award-winning Australian singer. She currently resides in Australia though tours both countries frequently.


Zulya grew up in Tatarstan and began performing and writing music at age 9.[1] She is of Volga Tatar background.[2] In 1991, she moved to Australia, settling in Hobart, Tasmania. After extensive performing solo and with accompanists and releasing several limited-run cassettes and a full-length album Journey of Voice, she moved to Melbourne. She later formed the band Children of the Underground and signed to Melbourne-based independent record label Unstable Ape Records in 2004.[3]

Musical style[edit]

Zulya is known for her interpretations Tatar and Russian music, often playing with a backing band Children of the Underground.[1] Instrumentation typically includes accordion, double bass, percussion, guitar, brass and string arrangements and occasionally jaw harp.[4]



Year Album European World Music Charts[5]
1997 Journey of Voice
1999 Aloukie
2002 elusive
2005 The Waltz of Emptiness (and Other Songs on Russian Themes)
2007 3 Nights
2007 elusive (re-release)
2010 Tales of Subliming
2014 Kosmostan
(credited to Starship Z (Zulya / OMFO))
2015 On Love and Science


  1. ^ a b "Biography". Zulya.com. December 2007. Archived from the original on May 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ http://zulya.com/biography/ Zulya's official site bio
  3. ^ "Zulya Kamalova". Answers.com. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.zulya.com/bio.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 7, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 

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