Brooklyn born and bred artist Tamar-kali is a second-generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina.


As a composer, Tamar-kali has defied boundaries to craft her own unique alternative sound.

The aggressive, melodic, rock of her ‘5 piece’ outfit enchants you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. Her debut LP Black Bottom, challenged the alt-rock norm.

An ambitious new adventure into metal, classical,and progressive styles.

The pieces she composes and arranges for her string sextet and voice project: Psychochamber Ensemble, marries the classical music of her Catholic upbringing with post-punk sensibilities.

The start of 2017 marked her debut as a film score composer. Her ‘expressive and varied score swells around dramatic widescreen views of the Mississippi delta’ [Variety], in Dee Rees’ Mudbound which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Her powerful vocals have been featured in the Rees' award-winning film Pariah (2011, Focus Features) and in HBO’s biopic Bessie (2015), starring Queen Latifah.

A larger audience initially caught a glimpse of her artistry in the documentary AfroPunk. Her incendiary performances and contribution to the film’s soundtrack introduced a generation to her unique story and undeniable talent.

In her lyrics and her own personal style, she blends feminist politics and Afrocentricity in a way that gives her hard rock sound a soulful edge.
— National Public radio

Tamar-kali speaks her lyrical truth with a supreme passion and a voice that will shake your foundation and shatter your expectations with its soulful intensity. Her eclectic sound and versatility has allowed her to perform on a variety of domestic and international stages with a diverse list of artists from Paramore, Vernon Reid, and Roger Waters to Vijay Iyer, Me’shell Ndegeocello and The Roots.






LaRonda Davis

Alexander Vangelos
First Artists Management
4764 Park Granada, Suite 110
Calabasas, California


Chandler Poling
White Bear PR
6404 Hollywood Blvd # 408,
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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