Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2017) — Singer/songwriter Miriam Tamar will perform at the Silverlake Lounge on August 23rd, showcasing songs from her “Firedance” EP which debuted in the top 5 of the iTunes World Music Chart earlier this year.
The EP captures the world’s delicate balance of joy and sorrow, struggle and hope, self-discovery and survival with global rhythms that meld dance, electronic, R&B and folk sounds.
The first single off the EP, “Who We,” premiered on Huffington Post, an urgent call to draw on inner strength and courage throughout the quest for freedom. Inspired by Tamar’s work and life in post-conflict Uganda, the song has taken on new meaning in recent months. Set to insistent African percussion and buoyed by hypnotic synth rhythms, “Who We” implores to “Just let me be free. Just let me soar.” The next single, “Come To Me,” premiered on AXS.com shortly afterward. “’Come To Me’ is as much a love song about a person as it is about a place,” explains Miriam. “There are people and places who hold such importance in our lives, have shaped who we are and who make us feel alive when we are near them. It’s a feeling and power that I think everyone can relate to.”
Starting at the New England Conservatory of Music as a youth, she later developed her vocal range while simultaneously earning a degree in Peace and Justice Studies at Tufts University in Boston. But it wasn’t until Miriam moved to Uganda for five years – first developing peace education curriculum for post-conflict children to help rebuild their lives and later as a musician – that Miriam found her muse. While in Africa, Miriam embraced the music and culture of her newfound home, determined to remind people of the vibrant culture beyond our borders when she returned stateside.
“Firedance” was recorded in Los Angeles with percussionist Leon Mobley (of Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals as well as Da Lion and Djembe West African Drummers and Dancers), Keith Jones (nominated alongside Mobley for a Contemporary World Music GRAMMY Award and has worked with Flora Purim, Santana and Bob Marley) and Michael McGregor (who has produced multiple Top 10 hits on Billboard Magazine’s dance charts and is one of Hollywood’s most successful Sound Designers, with over 4000 placements in film and television projects).
Firedance, the EP, was released on February 10th and is currently available on iTunes.