The Last Thing He Wanted
Untitled Congressman John Lewis Documentary
Brooklyn born and bred artist, Tamar-kali is a second generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. As Composer, Tamar-kali has defied boundaries to craft her own unique alternative sound.
Eager to express the infinite range of her creativity, 2017 marked her debut as a film score composer. For her work on Dee Rees’ Oscar-nominated ‘Mudbound,’ Tamar-kali’s artistry and effort were rewarded with the World Soundtrack Academy’s 2018 Discovery of the Year Award.
Her powerful vocals have been featured in director Dee Rees’ award-winning film ‘Pariah’ (2011, Focus Features) and in HBO’s biopic ‘Bessie’ (2015), starring Queen Latifah. Her sophomore film score, ‘Come Sunday,’ starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Martin Sheen which debuted at last year’s Sundance Festival was released in theaters and on Netflix in April 2018. In addition to expanding her body of work with upcoming films Netflix’s ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ directed by Dee Rees, Killer Films’ ‘Shirley’ directed by Josephine Decker, and CNN Films’ ‘Untitled Congressman John Lewis Documentary’.
Tamar-kali’s current artist landscape includes a range of projects including the EP ‘My Morning Cameo’ a collection of songs that highlight her talent as a singer-songwriter and showcase her original take on the torch song tradition.
Her debut LP, ‘Black Bottom,’ challenged the alt-rock norm. “an ambitious new adventure into metal, classical and progressive styles.” – SONIC SCOOP
The pieces she composes and arranges for her string sextet and voice project: Psychochamber Ensemble, marry the classical music of her Catholic upbringing with post-punk sensibilities.