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Zulya performing live with Children of the Underground in 2008.
|Origin||Sarapul, Soviet Union|
|Genres||World music, Russian music, Tartar music|
|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. She is of Volga Tatar and ethnic Russian background. 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.
Zulya is known for her interpretations Tatar and Russian music, often playing with a backing band Children of the Underground. Instrumentation typically includes accordion, double bass, percussion, guitar, brass and string arrangements and occasionally jaw harp.
- ARIA 2007 (Australian Record Industry Awards) World Music Album of the Year for 3 Nights National Film and Sound
- Archive Award 2005 Best Album for The Waltz of Emptiness
- ARIA 2003 World Music Album of the Year nomination for elusive
- Australian LIVE Music Awards 2002 World Music Artist of the Year
- Australian World Music Awards 2001 Artist of the Year
- Australian World Music Awards 2000 Album of the year for Aloukie
|Year||Album||European World Music Charts|
|1997||Journey of Voice||
|2005||The Waltz of Emptiness (and Other Songs on Russian Themes)||
|2010||Tales of Subliming||
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