Ramu’s latest work, Duo (due April 2, 2021), is a short album of all original material performed by piano and voice. All tracks were cowritten with and feature pianist Ewen Farncombe. Ramu brought lyrics and melodies to Farncombe and together they curated the harmony. Duo explores love in its many forms, whether it be towards a partner, a musical genre, a fleeting feeling, or one’s life choices. Kalya’s storytelling jumps between sweet and cynical, never dwelling on the serious. Influenced by the musical stylings of the 1930’s to ‘50’s, Ramu’s dynamic singing accompanied by Farncombe’s emotive playing evokes nostalgia for a past era.
"The muffled voice of Billie Holiday, the sensuality of Rita Hayworth and the playfulness of Doris Day." – Georges Tonla Briquet, Jazz Halo
"There are so many extraordinary aspects of Miss Ramu. Her maturity as an artist, belied by her young years is perhaps the most astounding of all. The fact that the breathtaking repertoire on this short EP is all original work is another welcome surprise." - Raul Da Gama, JazzDaGama
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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Living in a Dream
Christmas for Two
Laugh It OffFrom: Duo
By Kalya Ramu
Find in MeFrom: Living in a Dream
By Kalya Ramu