Kayah Artist Profile | AAE Music
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Years Active: 1988–present

Kayah is a pseudonym of Katarzyna Rooijens (b. Katarzyna Szczot, 5 Nov 1967, in Białystok, Poland), a successful female Polish singer-songwriter. She has released several albums & won numerous awards.

At the start of her career, Kayah sang in choirs and with many bands (such as Tilt and Atrakcyjny Kazimierz). She made her solo debut with the song Daughter in 1988 at the Sopot Festival.She released her first, self-produced solo album, Kamien (Stone), in 1996.

It was a great success, consisting of melancholy pop songs. In the same year, she was voted ‘Vocalist of the Year’ by the Polish music industry and received a Fryderyk in recognition of her achievements.

In 1997, she received another Fryderyk, this time for the album Zebra, in the category of ‘Composer of the Year’. With Zebra she changed her style, moving in the direction of American soul music.In 1999, she recorded one of the most popular Polish albums ever, with the Balkan composer Goran Bregović, entitled Kayah & Bregović: it is a blend of old Slavic songs and modern rhythms.

Most of the music was composed by Bregović for the band Bijelo Dugme (White Button), which he had been a part of and movie soundtracks that he had worked on. The lyrics are both translations of the original text and inspired.

In the same year she was awarded a Wiktor and another Fryderyk, in the category ‘Vocalist of the Year’.In 2000, she released the album Jaka Ja Kayah which featured pop, jazz, and techno-influenced songs.

She also released the single "Aniol Wiedzial" ("The Angel Knew") from the album, duetted with Cesaria Evora in Portuguese, and recorded English-language versions of some of her songs.She was twice cast in advertisements for Polish mobile phone's Web - Orange POP (formerly Idea POP).

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Kayah performs pop music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Kayah for your event, Please Contact. Kayah has more than 63.2K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Justyna Steczkowska, Natalia Kukulska, Kasia Stankiewicz, Reni Jusis, Maryla Rodowicz, Anna Maria Jopek, Anita Lipnicka, Kasia Kowalska, Renata Przemyk, Edyta Bartosiewicz, Bajm, Varius Manx, Maria Sadowska . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kayah for an upcoming event.

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