DEC 4 – Séance d’écoute @ 9:30pm – AMALIA



“Electromagnetic fields of joy
Dividing and converging all
Utopian visions taking us far, far, far” 

~ AMALIA, All The Funk I Need 

Where tropical monsoons meet the cobbled streets of the Northern hemisphere… from Manila to Londontown… Canadian-based artist/activist AMALIA was conjured where opposites collide… First introduced to the funk world by Dam-Funk in 2011. ‘The First Lady of Modern Funk” (KPFK Radio Los Angeles)… AMALIA’s debut full-length “Art Slave” and involvement with Swedish producer Opolopo on “Voltage Controlled Feelings” had her circulating the globe from LA’s Funkmosphere to Kyoto Jazz Massive’s The Room. Writing about everything from love to diasporic dreamworlds, prior to her underground funk success AMALIA had been nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist at the Juno’s for her electronic jazz outfit, Sekoya. Garnering fans such as Rock Legend Randy Bachman to Hip Hop Giant Rahzel,  the band dismantled after their second record which redirected AMALIA’s efforts towards her own solo projects. Fast forward 2021,  reflecting on 2 polar opposite experiences during a global pandemic, she delivers another underground punch on “Don’t Be Ashamed Of Love” with funk producer, label curator Gil Masuda of Toronto-based Love Touch Records.

AMALIA is also best known for her collaborations with UK’s Atjazz, Central Congo’s Boddhi Satva,  Paris’ Onra, Kansas CIty’s Reggie B, Rome’s AD Bourke, Pittsburgh’s Buscrates, & Bay Area’s B.Bravo & Teeko.