KALINE

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Singer, song­writer, film com­poser who plays a mean note on the pi­ano, Kaline is a mu­si­cian’s mu­si­cian. It is clear in her work the care given to the sound and melodies, the ef­fort to pro­vide an ex­pe­ri­ence to the lis­tener in­stead of a mere three to five min­utes of a good sound­ing au­dio file. Sim­i­lar to Falana, she came to pub­lic con­cious­ness while be­hind the pi­ano and per­fom­ing at dif­fer­ent venues live rather than on the ra­dio or be­ing hand­picked by an in­dus­try men­tor. Ad­mit­tedly, her train­ing at the Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic gives an edge that she has fine­tuned, crafted to de­velop a sound and an ear that soothes. With a vague sem­blance to soul singer Somi, Kaline’s most mem­o­rable song - to this writer at least - is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with South African DJ Da Capo, ti­tled ‘Ki Lo Fe’. On the song Kaline asks if a cer­tain some­one wants love. We might an­swer and say yes and then some. More songs like that one.

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