Jamala

Jamala

Ukrainian jazz singer, winner of the New Wave 2009 competition
Date of Birth: 27.08.1983
Country: Ukraine

Content:
  1. Biography of Jamala
  2. Jamala does not believe in superstitions. She is afraid of silence.
  3. She is not married and currently lives and works in Kyiv.

Biography of Jamala

Jamala is a Ukrainian jazz singer and winner of the 'New Wave-2009' competition. From the very beginning, Jamala was a leader in the competition. She performed the hit song "Mamenkin Synok" brilliantly, causing the entire audience to clap along and ending with a shower of applause. The Prima Donna herself applauded Jamala enthusiastically.

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Jamala was born on August 27, 1983, in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. From 1992 to 1998, she studied piano at Music School No. 1 in Alushta. She started participating in solo concerts at the age of 16. In 1992, she became a laureate of the musical children's competition "Zvezdny Dozhd" (Star Rain), and that same year, she recorded an album of children's and Crimean Tatar songs, which was broadcasted on local radio. In 1993, she became a laureate of the children's competition "Zhivye Rodniki" (Living Springs). From 1998 to 2001, she studied opera vocals at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Music College in Simferopol. In 2000, she won the Grand Prix of the international competition "Voices of the Future" in Russia.

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In 2001, Jamala enrolled at the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, studying opera vocals in Kiev. In the same year, she won the third prize at the vocal competition "Crimean Spring". Jamala also received a special award called "DODGE 2001" and performed a joint concert with the famous saxophonist Alexander Novoselsky in Moscow.

In 2004, she became a laureate of the International Competition "1 Concorso Europeo Amici della musica" in Italy. In 2005, she was an honorary guest at the international festival "Tricolore della canzone italiana". In 2006, Jamala won the second prize with her vocal quintet "Beauty Band" and received a special diploma for "Best Vocal" at the festival of young performers "Do#Dzh junior 2006". In 2007, she became a soloist in the musical "Pa".

In August 2009, Jamala participated in the International Competition of Young Performers of Popular Song "New Wave-2009". From the very beginning, Jamala was a leader in the competition. She performed the hit song "Mamenkin Synok" brilliantly, causing the entire audience to clap along and ending with a shower of applause. The Prima Donna herself applauded Jamala enthusiastically.

Jamala became the winner of the first prize, sharing it with a participant from Indonesia, Sandi Sandoro.

Outside of music, Jamala is passionate about yoga. She confesses that she listens to good music for 60 percent of her day and loves various genres, from gospel and soul to jazz and classical music.

In terms of fashion, Jamala seeks harmony in the form and color of her clothing, which reflects her mood, worldview, and music. On stage, she enjoys being a bit of a spectacle. Her favorite colors are brown and green.

Jamala does not believe in superstitions. She is afraid of silence.

Jamala's motto is "Treat people the way you would like to be treated."

She is not married and currently lives and works in Kyiv.

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