Brooklyn born and bred artist Tamar-kali is a second-generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. As a performing and recording artist, she has defied boundaries to craft her own unique alternative sound. 2017 marked her debut as a film score composer. Her ‘expressive and varied score swells around dramatic widescreen views of the Mississippi delta’ [Variety], in Dee Rees’ Mudbound a Netflix feature wowing film festival audiences and generating Oscar buzz.
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Composer Tamar-kali discusses the importance of paying yourself first, using the Law of Attraction, hiring the right people, and her new film Mudbound.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Afro-Punk (documentary film featuring Tamar-kali)
- Being an artist
- Wearing a lot of hats
- Bosses tell, leaders show
- You have to be a great leader as an independent artist
- You have to pay yourself
- Having a business brain
- Dee Rees
- The work is the way
- You have to be creating
- The Law of Attraction
- Make sure the necessity of the work doesn’t interfere with you as a person
- Create a harmonious environment
- Hiring the right people
- Having integrity and being responsible
- Don’t feel desperate
- Share your resources