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10 Feb, 2022 – Zulya and band are scheduled to play live at Open Studio, Northcote.

14 Nov, 2020, 5 pmOnline concert with Zulya and The Children of the Underground quartet (Anthony Schulz, Andrew Tanner and Lucas Michailidis). This concert is free.

26 August, 2020 – Zulya presents a song for Aria a Day run by Opera Qld.

18 June, 2020 – first lockdown version of HAIL (Human and Artificial Intelligence Laboratories) a participatory inter-disciplinary performance with Mal Webb, Ria Soemardjo, Kylie Morrigan, Dan Witton, Jeremiah Rose, Nick Wies (directors Zulya Kamalova and Maude Davey, OAM) took place in Melbourne.

16 March,  2020 –
La Mama Musica and Zulya were to present HAIL (Human and Artificial Intelligence Laboratories) – Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

February 2020Six Days Loving was released in Benelux by Xango Music. Great reviews can be found here, here and here.

23 December, 2019 – Zulya presented  Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату at Kamal Theatre (pictures) in Kazan with Michiel Hollanders, Marat Taturas, Gennady Lavrentiev and special guests Yoldyz Minnullina, Saida Mukhametzyanova, Oskar Yunusov.

30 August, 2019 – Zulya performed at Tatcultfest.

April 29, 2019Zulya released Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату written to the poetry of Tatar poet Yolduz Minnullina, produced by Michiel Hollanders.

Aug-Sept 2018 – Zulya and The Children of the Underground are on tour in Russia (Kazan, Ufa, Moscow).

Aug 3, 2018 – Huge thanks to all who supported the crowdfunding of Zulya’s new recording “Six Days Loving / Алты көн ярату”.

Nov 30, 2017 – Russian Evolution – special theme concert looking at the last 100 years of Russian and Soviet song through the Zulya and The Children of the Underground lens.

Sept 28, 2017 – Zulya’s music is featured in the 132 issue of the Songlines magazine.

Aug 27-30, 2017 –  Zulya and The Children of the Underground performed at Sharq Taronalari, an international music festival in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This was made possible with the support of the Australian Embassy in Moscow and Creative Victoria Quick Response Grants.

3-24 Sept 2016  – World premier of  Snow White, for which Zulya wrote the music. This was a joint production of Opera Qld, La Boite Theatre and Brisbane festival, directed by Lindy Hume, libretto by Suzie Miller.

July, 2016 –
great reviews for On Love and Science in The Australian (5 stars), Sydney Morning Herald, Music Trust, RootsWorld.

June, 2016On Love and Science is now available on iTunes and CD Baby (both digital download and the hard copy of the limited illustrated book edition).

Dec 12, 2015 – Zulya and The Children of the Underground launched their album/book On Love and Science . This beautiful hardcover large format story book with art from Dilka Bear and a cd with the band’s new music can be ordered here! Also available in Readings shops in Melbourne. Book demonstration on YouTube.

Sept-Oct 2015 –  Zulya and The Children of the Underground toured Victoria.

30 Aug 2015 –  New video from Kosmostan (Starship Z) is released!

Electronic album Kosmostan created by Zulya  in collaboration with OMFO is available on Bandcamp  to listen and download. You can also purchase the actual CD.  Also a remix by AtomTM.  Reviews by Ton Maas and Bob Baker Fish. Watch video here.

March 2015Zulya’s song The Water Woman and the Orphan girl  (from Tales of Subliming album with The Children of the Underground) is featured in this booktrailer based on the Tatar fairy tale Su anasi illustrated by Dilka Nassyrova

Dec 2014 Zulya’s new project Starship Z has released its debut album Kosmostan  in Tatarstan.

Zulya and The Children of the Underground now have a separate website

Feb 2014 – Zulya presented her solo theatre show “Evolution, Revolution and the Mail Order Bride” (director Maude Davey) at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.

Sept- Oct 2013 – Zulya and The Children of the Underground toured Russia and Europe.

For extra music, videos, photoes on Zulya and the Children of the Underground go to reverbnation

Dec 7, 2012 Zulya received “Honoured Artist of Republic of Tatarstan” award.

Dec 8, 2012 Zulya presented Starship Z in Kazan, Tatarstan, at the 5th World Tatar Congress.

Nov 10, 2012 Zulya sang in a poetry performance dedicated to Marina Tsvetaeva

Albums by Zulya and The Children of the Underground are now available through BANDCAMP

Sept-Oct 2012 – Zulya performed in “The Four Accordionists of the Apocalypse”, a play by Sofia Chapman at La Mama Theatre, Melbourne.

September 27 , 2011 – Zulya receives a thank you letter for her contribution to Tatar culture from the president of Tatarstan, Roustam Minnikhanov (photo).

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July 24, 2011 – Zulya and The Children of the Underground performed a special concert of songs drawn from the repertoire of Zulya’s favourite singers, from Russian cabaret to Brazilian jazz, Soviet pop to Kurt Weill, French chanson  to Tatar retro, Ella Fitzgerald to Balkan Gypsy and more – all the influences that have made Zulya the exceptional singer that she is. A short video of highlights can be watched on Zulya’s facebook page.

All albums are available to purchase in CD or MP3 format here through paypal or credit card.

August 27, 2010Tales of Subliming released in Europe.

Here are some links to excellent reviews
in German:

and in Dutch: 5 stars!   de Volkskrant

March 27, 2010 – The album Tales of Subliming released in Australia

March 26, 2010 – The start of the national tour organised by Kultour

November, 2009 – Zulya performed in the final season of Doch Gypsy Orchestra, Brisbane

August, 2008 – Zulya and The Children of the Underground took part in inaugural festival Creation of Peace, Kazan, Tatarstan.

June 2008 – Zulya and The Children of the Underground launched the expanded edition of elusive. This special edition re-issue includes an additional 5 tracks, taken from an inspired recording session that took place in Hungary 2004 with Zulya, Andrew Tanner and Nikola Parov, the well-known Hungarian/Bulgarian multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer.

October, 2007 – “3 Nights” received a prestigeous ARIA Award (Australian Record Industry Association) for the Best World Music album 2007

2007 – “3 Nights” spent 4 months in the top 10 of the European World Music Charts