New Press Release

In case you missed it, here is the most recent press release!

 

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2017

 

MIRIAM TAMAR’S NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE,

“WHO WE,”

PREMIERES ON HUFFINGTON POST

 

Second Track Off Worldbeat Singer/Songwriter’s Top 5 EP,

“Firedance,”

Features Leon Mobley (Ben Harper’s Innocent Criminals),

Keith Jones And Michael McGregor

 

Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2017) --- Singer/songwriter Miriam Tamar premieres her newest single, “Who We,” on Huffington Post, the latest track off of her “Firedance” EP which debuted in the top 5 of the iTunes World Music Chart last month.  An urgent call to draw on inner strength and courage throughout the quest for freedom, “Who We” was inspired by Tamar’s work and life in post-conflict Uganda but has taken on new meaning in recent months.  Set to insistent African percussion and buoyed by hypnotic synth rhythms, the song implores to “Just let me be free. Just let me soar.”

 

“The past couple of months have been really overwhelming and at moments demoralizing,” Miriam reflects.  “But we take a breath, and fight on in the spirit of empowerment, shared humanity and resilience.”

 

On her EP, “Firedance,” global rhythms meld with the dance, electronic, R&B and folk sounds that built the foundation of Tamar’s musical style.  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 East 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.

 

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Official Press Release

Here it is!  The official Announcement!

 

­For Immediate Release

February 13, 2017

 

MIRIAM TAMAR’S NEW EP,

“FIREDANCE,”

DEBUTS AT #4

on ITUNES WORLD MUSIC CHART

INSPIRED BY SINGER/SONGWRITER’S

PEACE EDUCATION WORK AND MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS IN UGANDA,

COLLECTION FEATURES

Leon Mobley (Ben Harper’s Innocent Criminals),

Keith Jones And Michael McGregor

 

Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2017) --- Miriam Tamar’s new EP, “Firedance,” landed at #4 on the iTunes world music chart just hours after the collection was released on February 10th.  Nestled alongside albums by global superstars the Buena Vista Social Club and the late Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, “Firedance”

tells the story of Tamar’s own artistic and humanitarian metamorphosis during the years she lived and ­­­worked in Uganda.   The EP assembles driving African percussion atop electronic dance beats to create a musical melting pot with lyrics that are part love song and part rallying cry.  The video for “Firedance,” the EP’s title track, debuted on Skope Magazine last Thursday and the EP was selected by TuneCore for their New Music Friday series.

 

In “Firedance,” global rhythms meld with the dance, electronic, R&B and folk sounds that built the foundation of Tamar’s musical style.  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 East 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.

 

Inspired by the work she did and the people she lived with, as well as the instruments of the region, Tamar wrote the songs for “Firedance” in Los Angeles and recorded it 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).  The EP captures the world’s delicate balance of joy and sorrow, struggle and hope, self-discovery and survival. 

 

Firedance, the EP, is currently available on iTunes.

 

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The pre-order is here!

Only way to fly is to jump into the fire! This disturbing political situation just feels really overwhelming and at moments demoralizing. But we take a breath, and fight on. In all honesty, part of me felt like it was a strange time to make my first official release, but in the spirit of empowerment, shared humanity and resilience, perhaps the timing makes sense. I’m thrilled to announce that my debut E.P., Firedance is officially available for pre-order today and the video for the title track, "Firedance" will be premiered later this week. Check out the pre-order here !

New E.P. Coming Soon

I’m thrilled to officially announce the upcoming release my debut E.P., Firedance. It's a collection of 4 tracks, that fuses worldbeat and electronic sounds, and is inspired by my travels and and personal journey while living abroad in East Africa, as well as the transition back to living in the US. The album combines melodies and harmonies with percussive beats and personal lyrics about the love, sorrow, joy and hope that connects humanity.