Kamara Thomas

KAMARA THOMAS is a singer-songwriter based in Durham. She performs around the Triangle both solo and with her band The Night Drivers. For over ten years she performed internationally as the singer-bassist in the NYC band Earl Greyhound. She is currently working on her debut solo album entitled TULAROSA, to be released in 2018.

Kamara constructs lively performances that illuminate the mythology of American identity, and in 2015 she was a featured artist for Lincoln Center Education, presenting songs from TULAROSA to elementary, middle, and high school students. You can explore her work at www.kamarathomas.com  BOOK KAMARA THOMAS

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

TULAROSA: Songspelling, Songwriting and Storytelling

Students will explore SONGS FROM TULAROSA as springboards to their own songwriting. Techniques will include historical place and character research, as well as tools for using students’ own experiences to build and write meaningful images and ideas into song. I will guide students by demonstrating my process of historical research and songwriting through the following songs from my Tularosa song-cycle:
Last Ride to Las Cruces
My Kentucky/Stranded in San Antone
Duration: 3 – 5 day residency (60 minutes sessions)
Maximum Audience: 12
Special Requirements: A classroom with a dry-erase or chalkboard. Students will need access to computers for research.
Fee: $82.00 per class/hr