Zulya and The Children of the Underground
accordion, clarinet, double bass, guitar, percussion
Acoustic, jazz, pop, eclectic
ARIA award winning original music inspired by Zulya’s Tatar, Russian and Australian identity.
Zulya Kamalova, Andrew Tanner, Lucas Michailidis, Aviva Endean, Anthony Schulz, Phil Collings
All about the artist/s
Distinguished Artist of Tatarstan ZULYA KAMALOVA is a multifaceted artist as well as the leading proponent of original Tatar music in Australia and the world. Since her move to Australia in 1991 ZULYA has developed a totally original approach which takes her Tatar and
Australian identity to totally new places and in completely new ways. ZULYA has independently produced nine albums to date, including ARIA-nominated "elusive" and together with her band THE CHILDREN OF THE UNDERGROUND – ARIA-winning "3 nights".
The band features some of the most accomplished musicians of Melbourne (Anthony Schulz – accordion, Aviva Endean – clarinet, Andrew Tanner – double bass, Lucas Michailidis – guitar, Phil Collings -drums). They have made 4 albums which were also released in Europe and held top 10 rankings in the European world music charts - a first for any Australian act. They have presented several theme concerts “Fairytale Noir”, “Russian Evolution” “Lhasa-Berlin” and have toured extensively in Australia and overseas including recently representing Australia at the international Sharq Taronalari in Uzbekistan, inaugural Russian Womad and Creation of Peace Festival, along with a National live to air broadcast at Vienna's Radiokulturhaus, Austria. Their most recent release "On Love and Science" is a collaboration with a visual artist Dilka Bear (Slovenia).