FEATURE FOR THE MONTH: Kamara Thomas (Country and Soul)
When: Fri, Aug 25
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, $13
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
“Born in Chicago to a hippie-turned-born-again mother who only permitted her to listen to country/western out of the world of popular music, Kamara Thomas is a singer, songwriter and dramatist that logged time in Los Angeles and New York City. In the latter, Thomas honed her craft playing in power trio Earl Greyhound and twangy side project the Ghost Gamblers. (She also served as the driving force behind the weekly Honky-Tonk Happy Hour series at the Living Room on the Lower East Side.) Performing in the vicinity of her current Durham home with her ace band the Night Drivers, Thomas is working on her successfully crowdfunded debut Tularosa: An American Dreamtime, which explores the Mythic West through a song cycle about a forsaken plot of New Mexico land. It will be a culmination of the first august stage of a storytelling career from the little girl who once eagerly soaked up the voices of Dolly, Emmylou, Loretta Lynn and the 1970s outlaws.”
— Paste Magazine, “14 Artists Proving Black Americana is Real”, Kandia Crazy Horse, 2017
Kamara Thomas is a songwriter, storyteller, and mythology fanatic based in Durham, NC. This year she is working on her debut solo album TULAROSA: AN AMERICAN DREAMTIME, a collection of character narratives from inside the elusive and complicated American Dream.
Kamara has also been developing “songspells” — multidisciplinary musical storytelling works. As a resident at Yaddo, she began development on both “Tularosa” and “Bulgaria”, a musical fairy tale based on the myths of Persephone and Eurydice in the underworld, which challenges patriarchal assumptions about feminine creative experience. In 2015 Kamara performed the “Tularosa” song-cycle as a featured artist for Lincoln Center Education, and she has presented workshop productions of “Bulgaria” at various New York venues. Kamara made her directorial debut in 2016 with her short film “Oh Gallows”, a conceptual preview of the Tularosa theatre work.
Beyú Caffé is an all ages venue.
- Seating is on a priority basis, with patrons who have purchased tickets in advance being given preference. Walk in patrons will be seated as soon as possible; we will make every effort to accommodate requests, however specific tables are not guaranteed.
- Seating for the first show begins one hour before the first set. Seating for the second show begins 15 minutes before the second set.
- We can hold reserved tables for up to 15 minutes after the reservation time. After 15 minutes, we will have to release the reserved table, unless we are notified by phone that you want to change your reservation time.
- Please be aware that parties of more than 9 will be subject to a party minimum of $25 per person for jazz events. This amount will be in addition to, rather than including, the ticket price for the evening, and all applicable taxes and gratuity.
- Tickets are sold online, over the phone (919) 683-1058 or in person at the café.
- ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE, unless the venue cancels the performance due to natural disaster or other unforeseeable circumstance.
- There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size
- Beyú Caffé does have dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus to facilitate your evening. Contact the café manager Malachi Kosanovich directly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
- There is no official dress code, however the atmosphere is best suited for dress business casual
For Our Disabled Patrons
- Performance area is accessible and on street level
- Restrooms are located on the main floor and easily accessible.
- If you are in a wheelchair please call the café so we can hold specific space to accommodate the you.